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Chuck Close

Radiolab

Hey! Don't I know you?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

In our Soul Patch episode, we feature an excerpt from an event at the World Science Festival, where Robert joins artist Chuck Close and neuroscientist Oliver Sacks on stage to talk about the simple, and sometimes quirky, ways in which they deal with face blindness, a neurological condition that prevents the two men from recognizing the faces of other people.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Chuck Close: Photo Maquettes

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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.

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Q2 Music

Chuck Close on Early Support for Glass from the Visual Arts Community

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I met Phil in 1964 in Paris where he was studying with Nadia Boulanger and I was on a Fulbright grant to Vienna. We reunited in 1967 through the sculptor Richard Serra when we were both helping him make his early lead prop sculptures. Phil was working as a plumber and actually plumbed my first two lofts in what was to become SoHo.

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Studio 360

Spark: More Stories About Childhood

Friday, January 28, 2011

Listen to full interviews with Chuck Close, Richard Ford, Mira Nair, and Richard Serra.

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Studio 360

Spark: Kurt & Julie Talk Childhood

Friday, January 28, 2011

We're celebrating 360's first decade on the air with the publication of the book Spark: How Creativity Works, by long-time Studio 360 executive producer Julie Burstein. This week, Julie shares childhood stories from Chuck Close, Richard Ford, Mira Nair, and Richard Serra.

(To hear our original full-length interviews with those artists go here.)

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Studio 360

Silver and Bronze

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Out of 1,262 artists from 41 states and 15 foreign countries, Ran Ortner was declared the winner at ArtPrize, the festival that took over Grand Rapids, Michigan for the last couple of weeks.  There were balloon sculptures and paper airplane demonstrations, but in the end, the public got behind Ortner's two-dimensional painting, 'Open Water no.24,' and made its creator $250,000 richer.  Ortner will be on the show next week to tell Kurt how his life as a struggling artist has been forever changed.

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Studio 360

Close, Graph, Blocks

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Kurt Andersen and his guest, the painter Chuck Close, explore how the grid can liberate artists even as it frames them in. We hear how composer Morton Feldman began writing music on graph paper. He decided that staves were for squares. The urban planner Marilyn Jordan Taylor, leads Kurt on a tour of city streets, finding magic in New York’s staggered rectangles.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Chuck Close

Saturday, March 20, 2004

In the 1970's painter Chuck Close helped spur a renaissance of portraiture. His huge photorealist canvasses of family and friends were created with the help of — the grid. Close's recent paintings explode with pixelated blobs of color. His work has been the subject of major retrospective exhibitions ...

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Studio 360

Close, Graph, Blocks

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Kurt Andersen and his guest, the painter Chuck Close, explore how the grid can liberate artists even as it frames them in. We hear how composer Morton Feldman began writing music on graph paper. He decided that staves were for squares. The urban planner Marilyn Jordan Taylor, leads Kurt on ...

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Studio 360

Chuck Close's Faces

Saturday, January 19, 2002

For over 30 years he has been making huge, meticulous paintings of faces — 9 foot, looming images of himself, and of friends like the composer Philip Glass and the painter Robert Rauschenberg. Kurt Andersen visits with Chuck Close, one of today’s most admired portraitists, at his New York studio. 

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Studio 360

Portraits, Chuck Close, Duke Ellington

Saturday, January 19, 2002

We look at what portraits reveal, both truthfully and in lies. Kurt Andersen and his guest, the photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, discuss what goes into great portrait-making — from the 9-foot canvases of Chuck Close to Duke Ellington's compositions. We’ll also rediscover the work of printmaker Dox Thrash and remember Moe ...