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Chuck Close

A Documentation with Ten Photographic Etchings of the Work in Progress, 1972

The rare complete portfolio
15 2/5 × 11 4/5 in
39.2 × 30 cm
Edition of 20
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comprising ten photo-etchings, with title-page and text, this copy numbered from the edition of …

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comprising ten photo-etchings, with title-page and text, this copy numbered from the edition of only 20, the sheets loose in the original cream paper portfolio, overall size 392 x 300mm (15 3/8 x 11 3/4in) (unframed) (10)

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Chuck Close
American, b. 1940
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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, highly realistic images from afar. “I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made,” he said. “I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.” Close’s artificially restrictive painting techniques stem in part from physical limitations—he suffers from an inability to recognize faces, and had a spinal injury in 1988 that left him largely paralyzed. Close is particularly known for his portraits of artists, having depicted Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Serra, among countless others. His work links him not only with Photorealists like Richard Estes and Audrey Flack, but also to Conceptual Art.

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comprising ten photo-etchings, with title-page and text, this copy numbered from the edition of …

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comprising ten photo-etchings, with title-page and text, this copy numbered from the edition of only 20, the sheets loose in the original cream paper portfolio, overall size 392 x 300mm (15 3/8 x 11 3/4in) (unframed) (10)

Medium
Books and Portfolios
Chuck Close
American, b. 1940
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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, highly realistic images from afar. “I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made,” he said. “I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.” Close’s artificially restrictive painting techniques stem in part from physical limitations—he suffers from an inability to recognize faces, and had a spinal injury in 1988 that left him largely paralyzed. Close is particularly known for his portraits of artists, having depicted Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Serra, among countless others. His work links him not only with Photorealists like Richard Estes and Audrey Flack, but also to Conceptual Art.

Chuck Close

A Documentation with Ten Photographic Etchings of the Work in Progress, 1972

The rare complete portfolio
15 2/5 × 11 4/5 in
39.2 × 30 cm
Edition of 20
Bidding closed
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