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Close, Chuck 1940-

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Chuck Close by Robert Storr( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and three other museums between February 26, 1998 and May, 1999
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995 by John Guare( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 1988, at a high point of his career, a collapsed spinal artery left the painter Chuck Close paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was famous by then for his monumental portraits that deconstructed the conventional notions of identity and personality. Now Close was forced to confront his own identity: could a paralyzed man make monumental art? Three years later, a show of new Close paintings appeared; to the astonishment of the art world, they were as large and powerful as ever. Not only had he found a way to paint his physically demanding portraits again; they had also been transformed. A more impressionistic and dynamic vision now throbbed from his canvases with new emotional intensity. In this book, Close has collaborated with his friend, playwright John Guare, to produce a narrative account that tells the story of what Close calls "the event": the day of the trauma itself, the months of slowly recovering the minimal movement that allows him to still paint, and the transformation of his art as a result. The book also brings together all of his new paintings from the last seven years, including images of Roy Lichtenstein, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, and other major contemporary artists. Taking the reader even further into his vision, Close brings Guare behind the canvas and into the Polaroid studio to photograph him as a potential subject for a new portrait. With a unique combination of documentary photographs and commentary, Close shows how he conceives and begins the process of making a portrait, and how the subject plays a role in shaping the final image
Chuck Close : a portrait in progress by Marion Cajori( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Close's painterly evolution from his first series of black-and-white heads. Follows him into the contemporary art community of New York where he encounters other artists
Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration by Terrie Sultan( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close--a man who describes himself as "an artist looking for trouble"--Has for three decades consistently but variously challenged the accepted boundaries of the printmaking tradition. Published to accompany a retrospective of his prints opening at Blaffer Gallery and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and several additional museums around the country, this is the first comprehensive survey of Close's revolutionary prints. Featuring exquisite reproductions of the prints together with essays on Close's career and in-depth interviews with the artist and his master printmakers, the volume blends words and images to give readers unique insight into the creative process. The text highlights the intensely collaborative nature of Close's project and looks into the challenges posed by the unprecedented huge scale he prefers. Close may labor on a single print for as long as two years, working out aesthetic problems that might involve the retrieval of a centuries-old European method on one day and the creation of an entirely new technique (such as applying sunscreen to block light) the next. "Prints have moved me in my unique work more than anything else has," Close says. "Prints change the way I think about things." From the artist's ambitious first mezzotint to his recent pulp-paper multiples, this book chronicles the genius of Chuck Close in the medium in which he has done his most exciting work. Taken together, these prints constitute a remarkable self-portrait of the creative drive, vision, and intellect of one of America's most important living artists
Regarding Warhol : sixty artists, fifty years by Mark Rosenthal( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale explorations of Andy Warhol's tremendous reach across several generations of artist who in key ways respond to his groundbreaking work. Includes interviews and visual archive and illustrated chronology that chart the "Warhol effect" over the past 50 years
How to draw a bunny by Ray Johnson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating, often hilarious, and alway enigmatic world of artist and underground icon Ray Johnson whose mysterious suicide frames the film. He was considered a genius whose collages have been exhibited in major museums around the world
Chuck Close : self-portraits 1967-2005 by Chuck Close( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close : life by Christopher Finch( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now available in a revised and expanded edition, this book offers the first comprehensive critical examination of one of America's most celebrated living artists. Chuck Close reinvented portraiture almost four decades ago with a series of nine-foot-tall, black-and-white likenesses of himself and fellow artists, which astonished an art world dominated by minimalism and conceptualism. Close has since explored the possibilities implicit in his original breakthrough in an array of mediums. This lavish, large-format volume is the first to deal with all aspects of Close's career and to place them in a biographical context. Christopher Finch's insight into Close's achievement comes by way of hundreds of studio visits and thousands of hours of conversation since he met Close in 1968. Finch provides an engaging, in-depth analysis of Close's portraits on canvas, from the continuous-tone airbrushed heads of the 1960s and `70s to the painterly "prismatic grids" of the past two decades. The more than 300 illustrations featured in the book survey almost all of Close's paintings, including his most recent work, together with a selection of his prints and multiples, and examples of his photographic oeuvre. This beautifully designed volume reveals not only the variety of pictorial strategies Close has devised, but the extraordinary personality of the artist behind the work."--Publisher's website
Chuck Close, photographer by Colin Westerbeck( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Documenting Chuck Close's vital engagement with photography over the course of many decades, this book offers the first full critical assessment of his work behind the camera. Beautifully produced, this unique volume traces Close's ambitious innovations in a medium he never intended to master. It presents the full spectrum of Close's camera work, from early Polaroids to large-format composites, studio maquettes, holograms, daguerreotypes, and Woodburytypes. The illustrations vary from Close's signature portraits and self-portraits to nudes, flowers, and delightful outtakes from sessions with celebrity subjects. With a penetrating essay by Colin Westerbeck and a fascinating conversation with the artist about his personal vision of photography, this book is destined to become an indispensable publication on one of the art world's most talented and intriguing figures. It will offer new insights into Close's creative process as well as his courageous and resourceful forays into a uniquely modern medium that he has made his very own." -- Publisher's description
A couple of ways of doing something by Bob Holman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daguerreotype portraits with praise poems written to accompany the photographs. Subjects include Laurie Anderson, Cecily Brown, Gregory Crewdson, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Philip Glass, Lyle Ashton Harris, Bob Holman, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Peyton, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, James Turrell, Robert Wilson, Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage, and Chuck Close. Also includes Rexer's joint interview with photographer Close and poet Holman
Vija Celmins by Vija Celmins( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art market is less ethical than the stock market : a debate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the current economic downturn, much attention has been paid to the volatile stock market and efforts to overhaul financial regulations. But there's another market out there that some say is even riskier for potential investors: the art market. Does a lack of oversight permit art dealers to manipulate prices? Or is the value of art not determined by money? Is the art market less ethical than Wall Street? Art insiders debate on the issues
Art city : making it in Manhattan by Chris Maybach( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moves into lofts, studios and galleries for intimate scenes of artists at work. They discuss inspiration, aesthetic issues, the meaning of success, and how they overcame hardship to pursue a lifetime in art
Nancy Graves project & special guests by Nancy Graves( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Rauschenberg : inventive genius by Dennis Hopper( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates the life and work of American painter Robert Rauschenberg. As guru of the movement that transformed modern art, Robert Rauschenberg is the ideal focus for an exploration of the revolution that has taken place in American art over the past 45 years. A rich mixture of visual images and engaging commentary examines the life of this revolutionary American painter
Art city( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vol. 1 artists, collectors, and dealers bring to life the art capital of the world, New York, as it plunges into the 21st Century. The film discusses inspiration, aesthetics, & the meaning of success. Vol. 2 travels from Taos and Santa Fe, to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Woodstock, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, to takes viewers on a revealing trip into the studios and lives of a group of singular artists. In vol. 3 many artists use the pain, exhilaration and resolution of private desires to express themselves. This film focuses on intense personalities who've used their art to explore the emotional impact of psychological truths
Alex Katz : New York, Maine by Chuck Close( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major exhibition of paintings by American artist Alex Katz (*1927) at the MdM MÖNCHSBERG is a retrospective with the title New York/Maine as a reference to the two places where most of the artist's paintings were created and which decisively influenced his career spanning more than 60 years from 1951/52 to 2012"--Publisher's website
Rags to riches : 25 years of paper art from Dieu Donné Papermill by Dieu Donné Papermill( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currents 35 : Tara Donovan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York-based artist Tara Donovan (born 1969) is emerging as one of the most talented artists of her generation, with a particular gift for site-specific installations. Donovan regenerates common manufactured materials such as Styrofoam, straight pins, straws and buttons into biomorphic shapes through singular accumulations. Inspired by system-based artists of the 1960s like Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt and Chuck Close, Donovan adheres to a process of utilizing one manufactured material with a unique solution for assemblage, whether it be stacking, gluing, sticking or folding. Her process transforms the prosaic products into spectacular organic forms that belie their material composition. This volume is published for the Milwaukee Art Museum's exhibition (a part of their Currents series), which is comprised of several of her best known installations as well as new work. It includes a foreword by Chuck Close
Chuck Close : close up( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close's story is one of tenacity and overcoming great hardship to take joy in the creative process. Working from photographs and employing a grid system, he transfers these images to giant canvases
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Chuck Close
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Chuck Close

Chuck Close Amerikaans kunstschilder

Chuck Close peintre américain

Chuck Close pittore e fotografo statunitense

Chuck Close US-amerikanischer Maler

Close, Charles Thomas

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Клоуз, Чак

چاک کلوز عکاس و نقاش آمریکایی



English (185)

German (22)

Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995Chuck Close : a portrait in progressChuck Close prints : process and collaborationChuck Close : self-portraits 1967-2005Chuck Close : lifeA couple of ways of doing somethingVija Celmins