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Chuck Close

Dalai Lama, 2005

Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper
49 × 41 1/2 in
124.5 × 105.4 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
Ships from Calabasas, CA, US
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Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Chuck Close, a contemporary master of portraiture, was born with a rare neurological disorder …

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Chuck Close, a contemporary master of portraiture, was born with a rare neurological disorder called prosopagnosia, which leaves him unable to recognize faces—including his own. “Everything I do is driven by my learning disabilities,” Close once said. “I’m sure I was driven to paint portraits to commit images to …

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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Executed in 2005, this digital pigment print by Chuck Close portrays an intimate close-up of His …

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Executed in 2005, this digital pigment print by Chuck Close portrays an intimate close-up of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here Close conveys the warmth and candor which have come to define the Buddhist leader's persona around the world.

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Photography
Condition
Mint condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated in pencil
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Frame
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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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About the work

Chuck Close, a contemporary master of portraiture, was born with a rare neurological disorder …

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Chuck Close, a contemporary master of portraiture, was born with a rare neurological disorder called prosopagnosia, which leaves him unable to recognize faces—including his own. “Everything I do is driven by my learning disabilities,” Close once said. “I’m sure I was driven to paint portraits to commit images to …

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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Executed in 2005, this digital pigment print by Chuck Close portrays an intimate close-up of His …

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Executed in 2005, this digital pigment print by Chuck Close portrays an intimate close-up of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here Close conveys the warmth and candor which have come to define the Buddhist leader's persona around the world.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Chuck Close
American, b. 1940
Follow

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

Dalai Lama, 2005

Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper
49 × 41 1/2 in
124.5 × 105.4 cm
Edition of 30
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,500
Ships from Calabasas, CA, US
Free shipping worldwide
location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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