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  • "Untitled - Man / Woman (From Doctors of the World [Medecins Sans Frontieres] Portfolio 200"

    2001

    Chuck Close

    Limited Edition Print
    Pigmented Digital Output Iris Print From Daguerroeotype

    Size: 24.25 x 14.75 in  |  62 x 37 cm

    Edition: From the Edition of 100

     
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    ARTIST BIO
    Hand Signed : Signed, Numbered and Dated in Pencil By the Artist
    Condition: Excellent
    Not Framed
    Purchased from : Publisher 2003
    Provenance : Doctors of the World / John Szoke Editions, NY
    Additional Info : Printer: Universal Limited Art Editions, East Islip, New York / ULAE and Brand X Editions \r\n\r\nPublisher: Doctors of the World / John Szoke Editions, NY \r\n\r\nPaper: Fine Wove papeer \r\n\r\nComment: This original pigmented digital output print was created in 2001 for the \"Doctors of the World\" (Medecins Sans Frontieres) portfolio. This benefit portfolio also included works by Sol Lewitt, Terry Winters, Elizabeth Murray and Robert Rauschenberg. \r\n\r\nCondition: This hand-signed, dated and numbered work is signed in pencil by the artist, has never been framed, and is in excellent condition. [Photo of number and signature showing flash reflection from the plastic sheeting around the work.] \r\n\r\nReference: It is featured in the book \"The Art of Healing\" which catalogues the works from the portfolio. Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration by Terrie Sultan and Richard Shiff (2014); Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration by Terrie Sultan and Richard Shiff (2003); Chuck Close: Editions - a Catalogue Raisonne and Exhibition - BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART (1989) \r\n\r\nABOUT THE PORTFOLIO (from The New York Times): ARTISTS DONATE PRINTS FOR \"DOCTORS OF THE WORLD\" - A dozen contemporary artists have donated new print editions to benefit Doctors of the World [Medecins Sans Frontieres], a group of medical volunteers who provide emergency aid at hotspots around the globe. The prints include a new pigmented digital output from daguerroeotype work by Chuck Close as well as a new aquatint by Helen Frankenthaler both printed by ULAE, new and exciting pigmented digital output Iris prints by Terry Winters and Susan Rothenberg, also printed by U.L.A.E. and Brand X Editions, a tabletop sculpture of a house by Louise Bourgeois in an edition of six, and prints by Jane Hammond, Rebecca Horn, Annie Leibovitz, Sol LeWitt, Elizabeth Murray, Darryl Pottorf, and Robert Rauschenberg. Most of the prints have been heavily discounted to encourage buyers (the price range is generally between $2,500 and $6,000 -- though the Bourgeois is $40,000). More prints are expected in the benefit, including ones by Jean-Marc Bustamente and Jeff Koons. \r\n
    Certificate of Authenticity : ArtvBrokerage
    LID : 87532
    Chuck Close

    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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