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Chuck Close (American, b. 1940), Self-Portrait, screenprint in colors, 2007, signed

Chuck Close (American, b. 1940), Self-Portrait, screenprint in colors, 2007, signed

Item Description:

Signed, dated and numbered in pencil., made for the benefit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Edition Size 118

Published in 2007, the original screenprint was made at Brand X.


Appears to be in good condition.
Please contact for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report. Not examined out of the frame.


Private collection

Acquired at Lincoln Center, NY, 2008


Page: Height 38 in. x Width 30 in.

About The Artist:

Working from a gridded photograph, Close builds his images by applying one careful stroke after another in multi-colors or grayscale. He works methodically, starting his loose but regular grid from the left hand corner of the canvas. His works are generally larger than life and highly focused. "One demonstration of the way photography became assimilated into the art world is the success of photorealist painting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is also called super-realism or hyper-realism and painters like Richard Estes, Denis Peterson, Audrey Flack, and Chuck Close often worked from photographic stills to create paintings that appeared to be photographs. The everyday nature of the subject matter of the paintings likewise worked to secure the painting as a realist object.".

After his spinal artery collapse in 1988, Close continued to paint with a brush strapped onto his wrist with tape, creating large portraits in low-resolution grid squares created by an assistant. Viewed from afar, these squares appear as a single, unified image which attempt photo-reality, albeit in pixelated form. Although the paralysis restricted his ability to paint as meticulously as before, Close had, in a sense, placed artificial restrictions upon his hyperrealist approach well before the injury. That is, he adopted materials and techniques that did not lend themselves well to achieving a photorealistic effect. Small bits of irregular paper or inked fingerprints were used as media to achieve astoundingly realistic and interesting results.


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