Chuck Close: Photo Maquettes

Artist Chuck Close discusses his work and the photographs he works from to make his large-scale portraits. There’s an exhibition of his photographs, “Chuck Close: Photo Maquettes” is on view Eykyn Maclean Gallery.

Chuck Close. From <em>Study for "Keith/Four times"</em>, 1975, four gelatin silver prints with ink, graphite, and tape, mounted to foamcore
Chuck Close. From Study for "Keith/Four times", 1975, four gelatin silver prints with ink, graphite, and tape, mounted to foamcore

Each image; 19 7/8 x 15 5/8 inches, each mounted; 24 1/8 x 19 5/8 inches, signed, titled, and dated recto in pencil on each, print, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
Chuck Close. From <em>Study for "Keith/Four times"</em>, 1975, four gelatin silver prints with ink, graphite, and tape, mounted to foamcore
Chuck Close. From Study for "Keith/Four times", 1975, four gelatin silver prints with ink, graphite, and tape, mounted to foamcore

Each image; 19 7/8 x 15 5/8 inches, each mounted; 24 1/8 x 19 5/8 inches, signed, titled, and dated recto in pencil on each, print, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
Chuck Close. <em>Phyllis/maquette,</em> 1981, gelatin silver print with graphite and ink mounted to board
Chuck Close. Phyllis/maquette, 1981, gelatin silver print with graphite and ink mounted to board

Image; 20 x 16 inches, mounted; 30 x 20 inches, signed, titled, and dated recto in pencil, "maquette for Phyllis, 1984, pulp paper collage on canvas 92 x 72" inscribed verso in pencil, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
Chuck Close. <em>Self-Portrait/maquette,</em> 1975, b&w Polaroid, masking tape, ink, and acetate, mounted on foamcore
Chuck Close. Self-Portrait/maquette, 1975, b&w Polaroid, masking tape, ink, and acetate, mounted on foamcore

Image; 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches, board; 6 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches, unique, Private collection. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
Chuck Close. <em>Self-Portrait II/maquette,</em> 2011, color Polaroid with ink, red-colored dot adhesive, and tape mounted to foamcore
Chuck Close. Self-Portrait II/maquette, 2011, color Polaroid with ink, red-colored dot adhesive, and tape mounted to foamcore

Image; 24 x 20 inches, mounted approx.; 38 x 26 inches (irregular), signed, titled, and dated recto in ink, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
Chuck Close. <em>Cecily/maquette,</em> 2000, black and white Polaroid with ink and tape mounted to foamcore
Chuck Close. Cecily/maquette, 2000, black and white Polaroid with ink and tape mounted to foamcore

Image; 24 x 20 inches, mounted; 39 7/8 x 29 7/8 inches, signed, titled, and dated recto in ink, annotated "33397" verso in ink on tape, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

( © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery )
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