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TMH
The Merchant House

Statement

The Merchant House exhibition is guided by a hope for intimacy with Chuck Close’s monumental art. Amsterdam’s Baroque facades, with their predetermined but varied structure, are a great backdrop to explore the theme of a human face, especially magnified to this scale.

Press Release

The Merchant House is proud to present Chuck Close—one of the most
acclaimed contemporary American artists—reaching his lyrical apogee in
digital media.Writing for The Merchant House catalogue, the
Dutch media theorist Arjen Mulder calls Close a renaissance artist for his innovative techniques and devotion to experimentation.
Close’s digitally produced Archival Watercolor Prints are the focus of The …

The Merchant House is proud to present Chuck Close—one of the most
acclaimed contemporary American artists—reaching his lyrical apogee in
digital media.Writing for The Merchant House catalogue, the
Dutch media theorist Arjen Mulder calls Close a renaissance artist for his innovative techniques and devotion to experimentation.
Close’s digitally produced Archival Watercolor Prints are the focus of The Merchant House exhibition. They are printed using custom-developed software based on a scan of more than 14,000 of his handmade watercolor marks. To highlight the connection—
and a contemporary leap—of …

Location

Herengracht 254
Amsterdam, NL