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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Alpha 137 Gallery

Large card on cardstock dedicated "For Dana/Best wishes/Chuck Close 1988". This work is from the Estate and private autograph collection of Cordelia Platt. Highly regarded in the autograph industry, Cordelia was the president of the UACC (United Autograph Collectors Club) and a well known dealer for many …

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Very good vintage condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Boldly signed, dated, dedicated and inscribed in black ink on the recto.
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In the 1960s, Chuck Close pioneered Photorealism with his monumental, exquisitely detailed portraits, whose subjects he took from photographic sources. Playing with ideas of color, scale, and form, he later gained renown for gridded paintings that appear abstract from up close and highly realistic and pixelated from afar. Close has exhibited extensively since the ’60s and enjoyed solo shows at the Walker Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the State Hermitage Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, among other institutions. He has featured in group exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and Documenta on multiple occasions. At auction, his work has sold for seven figures. Close has often depicted his family and friends, including fellow artists Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Serra. His work links him not only to other Photorealists such as Richard Estes and Audrey Flack, but also to the Conceptual art movement.

High auction record
US$4.8m, Sotheby's, 2005
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
2020
Chuck ClosePace Gallery
2017
Chuck Close: Self-Portrait, 2015, Print & ProcessPace Prints
2015
Chuck Close PhotographsParrish Art Museum
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Rare Signed, dedicated and inscribed vintage card, 1988

Thick card hand signed, dated, dedicated and inscribed by artist
8 2/5 × 5 7/10 in
21.3 × 14.5 cm
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Chuck Close, a contemporary master of portraiture, was born with a rare neurological disorder …

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Alpha 137 Gallery

Large card on cardstock dedicated "For Dana/Best wishes/Chuck Close 1988". This work is …

Medium
Condition
Very good vintage condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Boldly signed, dated, dedicated and inscribed in black ink on the recto.
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

In the 1960s, Chuck Close pioneered Photorealism with his monumental, exquisitely detailed portraits, whose subjects he took from photographic sources. Playing with ideas of color, scale, and form, he later gained renown for gridded paintings that appear abstract from up close and highly realistic and pixelated from afar. Close has exhibited extensively since the ’60s and enjoyed solo shows at the Walker Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the State Hermitage Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, among other institutions. He has featured in group exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and Documenta on multiple occasions. At auction, his work has sold for seven figures. Close has often depicted his family and friends, including fellow artists Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Serra. His work links him not only to other Photorealists such as Richard Estes and Audrey Flack, but also to the Conceptual art movement.

High auction record
US$4.8m, Sotheby's, 2005
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 (3)
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