Video

Chuck Close: Why portraits?

Artist Chuck Close remembers the American art scene of the 1960s, a time when sculpture ruled and many considered it "dumb to paint," and explains why he chose to focus on portraits.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

  • Total running time: 1 min. 14 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Chuck Close
  • SFMOMA Release Date: June 2010