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.
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