Tag Archives: Chuck Close

Patrick Nagatani, d’Alamogordo Blues, 1986. COURTESY THE WESTLICHT COLLECTION, VIENNA.
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Camera Ready: Artists Play With Polaroid

A new book chronicles the ways that artists ranging from Ansel Adams to Warhol, Close, and Wegman harnessed the speed and palette of the instant camera Read More

A nude figure floats in a kaleidoscope of elements from nature in Kiki Smith’s large Jacquard tapestry Sky, 2012.
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Looms with a View

Contemporary artists are drawn to tapestries for their tactility, physical presence, and the poetry of creating complex images on a grid Read More

Deborah Kass, 16 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992, 
a Warhol-inspired series with wit and irony added.
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Warhol Warhol Everywhere

A quarter century after Andy Warhol’s death, his work resonates more than ever. Several museum
exhibitions are focusing on his influence in painting, photography, film, performance, and more Read More

In Joan Semmel’s Crossed Legs, 2011, the sexuality is more restrained than in her earlier work.
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The Body In Winter

Artists are taking on themes of aging, transformation, and decay Read More

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Split Opinions on Sharing Profits

Debate on artist resale rights in U.S. heats up amid legal wrangling Read More

The Crystal Bridges Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie. Some of the pavilions seem to float on water diverted from a nearby stream.
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American Art, Alice Walton’s Way

The Walmart heiress’s controversial museum opens with an inclusive and even quirky selection of American art that reveals an increasing focus on the present Read More

Jussi Pylkkänen, president of Christie's Europe is concerned about the impact of the resale royalty on the London art market
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‘Droit de Suite’ Debate Heats Up

Experts say expanded law will harm U.K. market Read More

Self-Portrait I, 2009, Self-Portrait II, 2009–10, and Self-Portrait III, 2009, three of Close’s monumental oils. PRESTEL, 2010
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Ready for His Close-Up

Chuck Close: Life
By Christopher Finch
Prestel, 352 pages, $34.95 Read More

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‘I Will Never Look at Painting the Same Way Again’

Whether gaining observation skills by watching spiders or acquiring expertise in making ink from toast crumbs, artists say their most influential and inspiring teachers were those whose lessons went far beyond traditional instruction. Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s self-mocking La rivoluzione siamo noi  (We Are the Revolution), 2000. COURTESY MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK
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To Thine Own Selves Be True

Role-playing is rampant today, with artists picturing themselves as impersonators, cross-dressers, evil twins, and exhibitionists—all to throw traditional ideas about identity up for grabs . Read More