Chuck Close is one of four artists chosen to install their art in the newly opened subway stations along the 2nd Avenue Q line. Close's mosaic portraits, including Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Kara Walker, and Close himself, are permanently on view at the 86th Street station. Read a New York Times feature on the subway art installations here. Read an interview of Chuck Close about his subway portraits in Architectural Digest here.
Chuck Close Photographs features 86 images including early black and white maquettes, composite Polaroids, daguerreotypes and recent Polaroid nudes. The exhibition will be on view from March 20 through October 2, 2016 at NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Visit the museums website for more details on the exhibition.
Chuck Close Photographs is now on view at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY through July 26. The exhibition is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s photography spanning from 1964 to present, featuring from early black and white maquettes, to monumental composite Polaroids, to intimately scaled daguerreotypes and the most recent Polaroid nudes. The exhibition explores how Close, one of the most important figures in contemporary art, has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, met
Vanity Fair's 20th Annual Hollywood edition features a portfolio of 20 Polaroid portraits of movie stars shot by Chuck Close. The artist requested that his subjects be ready to be photographed without makeup or hair-styling and used a large-format 20x24" Polaroid camera for the close-ups. Close has been creating portraits in a variety of media for five decades. Portraits of stars from Kate Winslet and Oprah Winfrey to Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorcese appear in the March issue. Close's
Portraits by Chuck Close and Zhang Huan of designer, muse, collector and icon Diane von Furstenberg are now on view in a Los Angeles retrospective of DVF fashion. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic wrap dress and follows Pace Beijing's presentation of Diane von Furstenburg: Journey of a Dress three years ago. Read more from W Magazine here. For more details about the exhibition, click here.
Pace is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze, taking place at Regent’s Park, in London, UK from 17 – 20 October 2013. The gallery’s stand (G8) will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, video, and multimedia works spanning over 50 years from the 1950s to the present. Pace presentation will feature a selection of works by Lucas Arruda, Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, Brian Clarke, Chuck Close, George Condo, Keith Coventry, Jim Dine, James Franco,
This summer, Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY will present an exhibition of recent paintings, prints and tapestries by Chuck Close. This is the artist's first exhibition at Guild Hall in over two decades, and will be on view starting August 10 through October 14, 2013. For more information from Guild Hall's website, click here.
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
A portrait of President Barack Obama by Chuck Close was recently unveiled at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., in celebration of the Democratic National Convention. Based on a Polaroid photograph of the President, the tapestry is one of ten that will be available for sale in support of the Obama Victory Fund. Close flew to Washington, D.C., this summer to photograph Obama, resulting in two portraits—one of the president smiling, and another with a more serious expression. This marks Close's
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