Photos by G. Art by Chuck Close.
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 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 by Chuck Close
This exhibit runs through December 22, 2012 so you should not miss it!
Cindy Sherman by Chuck Close
Pace Gallery is located at 534 West 25th Street in New York.
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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!
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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.