“Chuck Close” at Pace Gallery in NYC

Posted by The G on October 22, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Chuck Close.

Chuck Close at Pace

Chuck Close 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.

Lou Reed - Chuck Close

Lou Reed tapestry by Chuck Close

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?

Laurie Anderson - Chuck Close

Laurie Anderson by Chuck Close

This exhibit runs through December 22, 2012 so you should not miss it!

Cindy Sherman - Chuck Close

Cindy Sherman by Chuck Close

Pace Gallery is located at 534 West 25th Street in New York.

Chuck Close Is Street Art

Posted by The G on March 26, 2012 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photo by G.

2 Close 4 Comfort

Chuck Close. 2 Close 4 Comfort

How rad!  If you don’t know Chuck Close’s amazing story and his amazing art, you’d best be doing your homework right about now!

An Encounter with Chuck Close

Posted by The G on September 23, 2011 under Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

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Chuck Close and Geoffrey Dicker

Chuck Close and Geoffrey Dicker

I love Chuck Close!  If you don’t know his work, he paints enormous canvases of faces with such precision, it’s often hard to distinguish his paintings from actual photographs.  I was able to get close to Chuck Close (wow, that was a bad pun) the other night at an art opening.  He was very cool.  I had the opportunity to tell him what a big fan of his work I am and he thanked me for my support.  Chuck Close’s life is extremely fascinating as he has a condition called Prosopagnosia, which hinders his ability to recognize faces.  He suffered a seizure in the late 1980s, which ultimately paralyzed him from the neck down, but that has not stopped him from adapting and continuing to paint.  What an inspiration.  Thanks again Chuck.  I am so grateful to have had such a positive experience with you.

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