Chuck Close
American, born 1940
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High auction record
$5m, Sotheby's, 2016
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions
2017
Chuck Close: Self-Portrait, 2015, Print & Process,
Pace Prints
2015
Chuck Close Photographs,
Parrish Art Museum
2013
Chuck Close: Important Works from the Past Forty Years,
Berggruen Gallery

Chuck Close reinvented painting with his monumental portraits, rendered with exquisite, exacting realism from photographic sources. Playing with ideas of scale, color, and form, Close has become famous for his rigorous, gridded application of individual color squares, which, although abstract up close, form unified, …

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