Chuck Close, ‘Self Portrait’, 2016, Print, Screenprint and felt stamp on handmade paper, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Chuck Close

Self Portrait, 2016

Screenprint and felt stamp on handmade paper
33 × 26 in
83.8 × 66 cm
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This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Brooklyn, New York, United States

PP 1/4, …

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Signed lower center, numbered lower left, dated lower right, in pencil
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, ‘Self Portrait’, 2016, Print, Screenprint and felt stamp on handmade paper, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Brooklyn, New York, United States

PP 1/4, aside from the edition of 25

Printed by Mid-Mark Studio, Brooklyn, New York

Condition report: Full margins, deckled edges of paper; no apparent condition issues

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Medium
Signature
Signed lower center, numbered lower left, dated lower right, in pencil
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

Self Portrait, 2016

Screenprint and felt stamp on handmade paper
33 × 26 in
83.8 × 66 cm
.
Bidding closed
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