Self Portrait, 2007
Edition of 118
38 x 30 inches
This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
This limited edition is printed on Somerset Satin White paper. Watanabe Press is the printer.
Chuck Close is best known for the monumental heads he paints in thousands of tiny airbrush bursts, thumbprints, or looping multi-color brushstrokes. Over the past forty years, Close has developed a formal analysis and methodological reconfiguration of the human face that has radically changed the definition of modern portraiture. His sitters were chosen from among his family and friends - including artists such as Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauschenberg – and are posed in a manner that allows only the subtlest of individual inflections.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Tate Gallery, London, England
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY