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Chuck Close explains why he follows a grid

Throughout his career as an artist, Chuck Close has relied heavily on grids to create his large-scale portraits. In this discussion of his process Close compares himself to a composer who combines colors rather than musical notes to execute a predetermined composition.

  • Total running time: 3 min. 16 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Chuck Close
  • SFMOMA Release Date: December 2012