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"Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration"
2004-01-13 until 2004-04-18
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, NY,
This retrospective of more than 100 images by renowned contemporary artist, Chuck Close, opens on January 13. The subjects of Close's prints are the faces of relatives and fellow artists, as well as self-portraits. The exhibition presents images ranging from Close's first print, Keith, a mezzotint made in 1972, to the 120-color Japanese-style ukiyo-e woodcut Emma, completed in 2002.
Also displayed are other intaglios and woodcuts, lithographs, silk-screen prints, linoleum cuts, and selected print matrixes, such as woodblocks and etching plates. The exhibition includes a number of progressive proofs and state proofs of certain images to illuminate Close's working methods.
The exhibition was organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the
University of Houston. The exhibition and publication have been generously underwritten by the Neuberger Berman Foundation. Additional support was made possible by the Lannan Foundation, Jon and Mary Shirley, The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation and Houston Endowment Inc., Jonathan and Marita Fairbanks, Dorene and Frank Herzog, Andrew and Gretchen McFarland, Carey Shuart, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Karen and Eric Pulaski, Suzanne Slesin and Michael Steinberg, and Texas Commission on the Arts.
In New York, the exhibition is made possible in part by Jane and Robert Carroll.
Chuck Close (American, born 1940)
113-color Japanese-style ukiyo-e woodcut;
43 x 35 in. (109.2 x 88.9 cm),
framed dimensions: 45 5/8 x 37 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (115.9 x 94.6 x 5.4 cm)
Edition of 55
Printer: Pace Editions Ink, New York (Yasu Shibata)
Publisher: Pace Editions, Inc., New York
Courtesy of Pace Editions, Inc., and the artist
Pace Editions, Inc., New York, publisher
Courtesy of Pace Editions, Inc. and the artist