Chuck Close, ‘Untitled (Kate #16)’, 2005, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Chuck Close

Untitled (Kate #16), 2005

Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Satin paper
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 25
.
$20,000 - 25,000
Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

For its September 2003 issue, W. magazine commissioned artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, …

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Mint condition
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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.

Chuck Close, ‘Untitled (Kate #16)’, 2005, Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
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Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Calabasas, Los Angeles

For its September 2003 issue, W. magazine commissioned artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, Lisa Yuskavage, and Chuck Close, among others, to portray legendary British supermodel Kate Moss in their own unique style. Close chose to work within the delicate parameters of the daguerreotype. At first, he resisted the …

Medium
Condition
Mint condition
Signature
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Included
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

Untitled (Kate #16), 2005

Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle Satin paper
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 25
.
$20,000 - 25,000
Location
Calabasas, Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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