Chuck Close, ‘Untitled’, 2013, Mana Contemporary

MEGUMI is a limited edition portfolio of 50 examples featuring signed and numbered ink jet prints commissioned in 2013 including works by the following artists with an introduction by Laurie Anderson.

Chuck Close -
Patrick Demarchelier -
Eric Fischl -
Bruce High Quality Foundation -
Ralph Gibson -
Nate Lowman -
Mary Ellen Mark -
Enoc Perez -
David Salle -
William Wegman

All images are printed 20 x 24 inches on a fine rag substrate to the highest archival standards by Caleb Cain Marcus Editions.

Artsy Portfolio Price: $10,000.
(Market Value of Individual Works: $26,800.)

About Chuck Close

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.

American, b. 1940, Monroe, Washington, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Chuck Close Photographs, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill

Solo Shows on Artsy

Chuck Close Photographs, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
Chuck Close at The Merchant House, The Merchant House, Amsterdam
Chuck Close: Radical Innovator, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland

Group Shows on Artsy

American Realism: A Survey, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Multi Panel, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
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