Photos by G. Art by Chuck Close.
New York! You’re definitely going to need to pay a visit to the Pace Gallery to see new works by Chuck Close. The exhibit features recent paintings, prints, and tapestries, many of his famous friends.
If you don’t know much about Chuck Close’s life, you should definitely investigate as his life and times are as interesting as his works of art. To briefly summarize, a spinal artery collapse left him paralyzed and his style changed as a result. His earlier works looking more like the above photo of Lou Reed and his more recent output is stylized like the below painting of Lou Reed’s wife and fellow musician, Laurie Anderson. Oh, and did I mention that Chuck Close has face blindness?
This exhibit runs through December 22, 2012 so you should not miss it!
Pace Gallery is located at 534 West 25th Street in New York.