Since Close's first portraits were exhibited in 1969, his paintings have fascinated the public. Working from Polaroid photographs, he paints colossal portraits of his family, his friends, fellow artists, and himself. This film traces Close's artistic evolution and follows him into the contemporary art community of New York for encounters with Philip Glass, Alex Katz, and Kiki Smith.
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress
Related Exhibition Calder to Warhol
July 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010
Daily, except Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center
Marion Cajori, 1997, 58 min.
Image: Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 2000-2001; Collection SFMOMA, gift of the artist; © Chuck Close