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Chuck Close, Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005 (Hand signed and inscribed to Michelle with heart doodle), 2005

Chuck Close


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Chuck Close

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005 (Hand signed and inscribed to Michelle with heart doodle), 2005

Hardcover. Bound in publisher's original quarter ivory cloth and color illustrated vinyl, and with black endpapers (hand signed, dated and inscribed in black marker with heart doodle)

Hand signed, dated and inscribed with a heart doodle by Chuck Close on the title page

12 × 9 1/4 inches

Gorgeous hardback monograph published on the occasion of a major traveling museum exhibition. It bears an excellent inscription in black marker on the first front end page.

For Michelle
[heart drawing]
Chuck Close

About the book:
A celebrated, popular and influential figure in American art, Chuck Close has focused exclusively, and with great innovation, on the genre of portraiture. This exhibition, co-organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, explores the artist's work in self-portraiture over four decades and across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, collage, and printmaking. The first comprehensive museum survey of Close's self-portraits, the exhibition and its accompanying publication offer a fascinating glimpse of an artist's self-examination and evolution over time and elucidate his unbounded, process-driven experimentation with media and techniques. Working with the seemingly narrow subject of his own face, Close has produced a richly varied trove that ranges from intimately scaled collage maquettes and fingerprint drawings to monumental gridded canvases; from the sharp definition of certain photographic techniques to the ghostly blurs of daguerreotypes and holograms; from the tactile complexity of paper pulp editions to the smooth, mechanical surfaces of Polaroids and digital ink-jet prints; from the subtle tonalities of gray-scale paintings and drawings to the exuberance of an 111-color screenprint. When Close unleashes his imagination on his own visage, this familiar figure is at his most revealing.

Walker Art Center/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2005
152 pages; 85 plates from the Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967-2005 traveling exhibition of 2005-2006.


Height:   12.00
Width:   9.25