The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Guild Hall in East Hampton opens exhibition of recent work by Chuck Close
Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat), 2013, archival watercolor pigment print (90°) on Hahnemühle rag paper, 75 x 60”, paper; 63 x 53”, image. Edition of 10.
EAST HAMPTON, NY.- Chuck Close: Recent Work opened Saturday August 10 and is on view through October 14, 2013 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The entire museum is dedicated to the exhibition that features approximately 23 new and recent paintings, archival watercolor pigment prints on Hahnemühle rag paper, and jacquard tapestries of artists and friends including Cindy Sherman, Roy Lichtenstein, Lou Reed, Kara Walker, and others. The show featuring works on loan from the artist, Pace gallery, and private collectors is curated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator at Guild Hall.

In a catalogue for a recent exhibition, Storr stated, “Invention plays a pivotal part in the fundamental dynamics of Close’s work but not in the sense of contriving an unprecedented pictorial or conceptual model. Instead his pragmatism or, better said, innovative empiricism, is aimed at devising previously untested ways of filtering or organizing the data he observes in nature, initially captured photographically, and seeks to transpose by other means onto a two-dimensional surface.

Chuck Close (born 1940, Monroe, Washington) is a visual artist noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries, including major retrospective exhibitions in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and most recently at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has also participated in nearly 800 group exhibtions. An award winning artist, Mr. Close was presented with the prestigious National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 2000. In 1988 Mr. Close was paralyzed following a rare spinal artery collapse, he continues to paint using a brush-holding device strapped to his wrist and forearm. Mr. Close studied at the University of Washington School of Art (B.A. 1962) and at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture (B.F.A., 1963; M.F.A., 1964), receiving honorary degrees from both of his alma maters as well as 20 additional institutions. Close is a member of the American Academy of the Arts and Letters, has served on the board of many arts organizations and was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The artist, who painted President Clinton in, 2006, also recently photographed President Obama. He continues to have a home and studio on Long Island at Long Beach.

Chuck Close showed from the late 1960's at the legendary Bykert Gallery represented by East Hampton resident Klaus Kertess and since 1977 has been represented by Pace Gallery with Arne Glimcher of East Hampton and Marc Glimcher of Southampton.

Today's News

August 12, 2013

Israel Antiquities Authority examines items left in a dump from the Byzantine period

Meadows Museum exhibition is first to explore the impact in America of Spanish painter Juaquin Sorolla

Sotheby's presents exceptional properties at the Hong Kong Autumn 2013 Sale Series

Six Romanians accused of huge art heist at the Kunsthal museum go on trial Tuesday

International Federation of Philosophical Societies revives philosophy in crisis-hit Athens

"Stuart Sutcliffe: Yea Yea Yea" curated by Richard Prince opens at Harper's Books

First U.S. exhibition of leading avant-garde artist Kitasono Katue opens at LACMA

Exhibition at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery turns its focus on the world of collectibles

The Lorax: The original art of children’s book author Dr. Seuss at Joslyn Art Museum

The 40th edition of FIAC art fair 2013 will take place in the heart of Paris, from October 24 - 27

North Carolina Museum of Art presents two contemporary photography exhibitions

MoMA to pay tribute to film production designer Dante Ferretti with large-scale multimedia installation

San Jose Museum of Art showcases new acquisitions to its collection in two exhibitions

Rochester Art Center presents 3rd Floor Emerging Artist exhibition Anna Boyer: Frozen Music

The world's major art thefts

Guild Hall in East Hampton opens exhibition of recent work by Chuck Close

Studio Gang Architects designs UChicago residence hall and dining commons

Mana Contemporary expands to Chicago

Ten Years of Falling: Kopeikin Gallery opens first solo exhibition Kerry Skarbakka's work

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves aims to pinpoint legendary Queen Nefertiti's tomb

2.- Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the world of Indian textiles and fashion

3.- Rare Byzantine mosaic that depicts ancient streets and buildings in Egypt restored

4.- Sopranos actor/art collector Federico Castelluccio to pen book on Guercino discovery

5.- Exhibition at the McNay Art Museum presents more than 50 works created by Joan Miró

6.- Major monographic exhibition of works by Tamara de Lempicka on view in Verona

7.- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires painting commissioned by King George III

8.- Tang Museum at Skidmore College receives 500 photographs from Jack Shear

9.- The Rijksmuseum and the Louvre to jointly buy rare Rembrandts for 160 mn euros

10.- Rail life: History of trains brought to life in a state-of-the art museum in Brussels

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site