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Chuck Close

Chuck Close Photographs Exhibition and Publication

Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY


In 2014, the Parrish Art Museum received a grant for its 2015 exhibition, Chuck Close Photographs, which presents more than 90 images created by Close from 1964 to the present.

This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close – perhaps one of the most important figures in contemporary art – has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The exhibition opens at the Parrish in Water Mill, New York and then will tour the United States. A 160-page fully illustrated book published by Prestel accompanies the exhibition. Close uses his work, according to The New York Times, “as a vehicle to explore how photography relates to painting, and how these mediums both represent and affect our view of the world and ourselves.”