CHUCK CLOSE

Roy Lichtenstein

  • medium Digital inkjet prints on Somerset paper, four panels
  • edition Aside from Edition of 12
  • size 69.00w x 92.00h in
  • created 1999
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SKU: 231101327 Artist: Tags: , ,
Notes

COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Exhibition:
Chuck Close PHOTOGRAPHS, White Cube, London, July – September 1999 (another example exhibited)
Additional Info: Chuck Close’s portrait of fellow artist Roy Lichtenstein renders his pronounced features and straightforward gaze in stunning clarity, much like his early works of photo-realistic paintings. This large-scale portrait, comprised of four panels, precisely bisects Lichtenstein’s face into a grid, a constant recursion in his body of work. Due to the onslaught of almost complete paralysis in 1988, to which Close refers to as “The Event,” Close was forced to adapt his style of painting and turn to other means of creation, one of them being photography. Over the past couple of decades, he pushed his photography to match the precision and limits of his painting, by reinvigorating portraiture through rigorous meticulousness and an adept conceptual sensibility.