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Chuck Close Self-Portrait

Chuck Close, born 5 Jul 1940
Chuck Close, born 5 Jul 1940
2002 (printed 2004)
Digital inkjet print after a daguerreotype
Image: 30.4 x 22.9 cm (11 15/16 x 9")
Sheet: 40.4 x 30.2 cm (15 7/8 x 11 7/8")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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© Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Prints, NYC
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Chuck Close's self-portrait and the accompanying description of his collaboration with New York poet Bob Holman serve as an introduction to A Couple of Ways of Doing Something-an artist's book that pairs photographic portraits of prominent art-world figures by Close with corresponding "praise poems" by Holman. Five of these portraits are on display in the case at right. Begun in 1999, this joint project represents a continuation of Close's longtime exploration of the human face. Holman's stylistically eclectic poems further accentuate the individuality of each subject.
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National Portrait Gallery
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