Chuck Close photography - A Couple of Ways of Doing Something
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, 2006
a book of 20 portraits by Chuck Close with 20 poems by Bob Holman
portraits: 16 x 12 inches (41 x 30 cm)
book: 16 1/2 x 13 x 2 1/2 inches (42 x 33 x 6 cm)
edition of 75, signed and numbered with one signed self-portrait of Chuck Close
Beginning in 1999, Chuck Close began taking photographs using the daguerreotype process, working with Jerry Spagnoli in his New York studio. Over the next two years he photographed Laurie Anderson, Lyle Ashton-Harris, Cecily Brown, Gregory Crewdson, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Philip Glass, 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 himself for this portfolio.
Lyrical and concrete praise poems by Bob Holman, a celebrated New York School poet, were written to accompany these photographs. Holman recorded a spoken word version of each poem at Village Digital in New York City for a compact disc that is enclosed in each portfolio.
A Couple of Ways of Doing Something was produced in an edition of 75 signed and numbered copies, with 20 artist proofs, 8 collaborator proofs and 8 hors de commerce proofs. An enclosed single self-portrait of the artist is signed and designated with the edition number.
About the Artist
Chuck Close (b. 1940, Monroe, WA) 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. Close is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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