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  • Chuck Close

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    Chuck Close is an American artist known for his large-scale Photorealist portraits. He constructs the paintings through a grid system, in where each square on the canvas corresponds with a squared off cell on the reference photograph. Focusing mainly on self-portraits or portraits of his family and friends, including the artists Richard Serra, Alex Katz, Cindy Sherman, and Cecily Brown. Similar to the Pointillist works of Georges Seurat, Close’s compositions come in to focus the further an observer stands from them. “I realized that to deal with your nature is also to construct a series of limitations which just don't allow you to behave the way you most naturally want to behave,” he said of his technique. “So, I found it incredibly liberating to work for a long time on something even though I'm impatient.” Born on July 5, 1940 in Monroe, WA, the artist has struggled with dyslexia and facial blindness throughout his life. He went on to receive his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 1962, while at Yale he worked in an Abstract Expressionist style. It was after seeing Sol LeWitt’s process-based work that Close began experimenting with the grid system he is now known for. In 1988, Close suffered damage to his anterior spinal artery leaving him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Undeterred, the artist adapted his method of painting to compensate and now works with a brush strapped to his wrist. His works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, among others. Close currently lives and works between New York, NY and Long Island, NY. Listing wanted. Check out our new sister site Bluechipartbrokerage,com

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Untitled - Man / Woman (From Doctors of the World, Medecins Sans Frontieres Portfolio 2001 Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

Untitled - Man / Woman (From Doctors of the World, Medecins Sans Frontieres Portfolio 2001

Limited Edition Print: Pigmented Digital Output Iris Print From Daguerroeotype, Hand Signed, From the edition of 100

Size: 24x15 in  | 62x37 cm
🔥Hand Signed and Numbered Iris Print From Daguerroeotype - A Blue Chip Steal
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S.P. II 1997 Self Portrait HS Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

S.P. II 1997 Self Portrait HS

Limited Edition Print: Linocut, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 70

Size: 9x11 in  | 23x28 cm
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Phil 1976 Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

Phil 1976

Limited Edition Print: Rubber Stamp Print on Strathmore 3-Ply Paper From The Rubber Stamp Portfolio, Plate Signed, From the edition of 1000

Size: 8x8 in  | 20x20 cm
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A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Artist's Book of 25 Prints)  2003 HS Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

A Couple of Ways of Doing Something (Artist's Book of 25 Prints) 2003 HS

Limited Edition Print: Inkjet And Letterpress, Hand Signed, From the edition of 75

Size: 16x12 in  | 41x30 cm
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Dalai Lama 2005 HS Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

Dalai Lama 2005 HS

Limited Edition Print: Digital Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper  , Hand Signed, From the edition of 30

Size: 49x41 in  | 124x104 cm
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Self Portrait 2000 HS Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

Self Portrait 2000 HS

Limited Edition Print: Lithograph, Hand Signed, From the edition of 70

Size: 16x12 in  | 39x30 cm
Framed Blue Chip Lithograph - Blue Chip $8,700
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Untitled from Doctors of the World portfolio 2001 HS Limited Edition Print - Chuck Close

Chuck Close

Untitled from Doctors of the World portfolio 2001 HS

Limited Edition Print: Digital Ink Jet Print, Hand Signed, Upon Request

Size: 15x24 in  | 38x61 cm
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