Untitled (Brad)
Untitled (Brad)
Untitled (Brad)
Untitled (Brad)

Edition of 15 each; paper size: 30 x 23.5 inches (each)

Signature: artist signature, date and number on lower recto within paper border.

published by Adamson Editions, Washington DC.

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

2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Chuck Close Photographs, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
2013

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Chuck Close Photographs, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill
2015
Chuck Close at The Merchant House, The Merchant House, Amsterdam
2013
Chuck Close: Radical Innovator, Contessa Gallery, Cleveland
2013

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Rede Leonardo Portfolio 2016, Adamson Gallery, Washington
2016
"BIG", Bill Hodges Gallery
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2016
On View 16, Rén Space, Shanghai
2015
MUTATED REALITY, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
2014
Multi Panel, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
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