Artist: Chuck Close
Titled: Untitled Self Portrait/Contact Sheet
Image: 37' x 26'
Frame: 40' x 31'
Edition: of 20
Medium: Archival Pigment Print/Chine-Colle
Condition: Perfect condition when framed and not removed since. No expense spared on this protective UV Frame.
Chuck Close (b. 1940, Monroe, WA) is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. In 1988, Close was paralyzed following a rare spinal artery collapse; he continues to paint using a brush-holding device strapped to his wrist and forearm. His practice extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking, photography, and, most recently, tapestries based on Polaroids.
In 2000, Close was presented with the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Clinton. Close is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has served on the board of many arts organizations, and was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.