Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (1998)
57min · Documentary · 1 January 1998
Since 1969, when Chuck Close first exhibited his series of black-and-white portrait heads, his paintings have fascinated the public. Working mostly from instant photographs, Close paints in a style that vacillates between representation and abstraction. His colossal heads, at first severe and confrontational, explode with painterly energy, mesmerizing the viewer with their mosaic-like surfaces. Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress traces the artist's evolution and follows Close into New York's contemporary art community.
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