Chuck Close

April 1, 2015 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | ART | 3 Comments |

Museum of Contemporary Art (Circular Quay, Sydney) (March 2015)

Whilst this is more one from the lab than one from the heart, Close’s close work with photography, a computer loom, tinting and printing techniques, application of a slurry of paper and fibre, and some minor pointillism, creates a satisfying realism that seems warmer and more true than a mere photograph.

MOCA had 77,727 visitors for this exhibition.  Star spotting and the ‘I could of dun that (sic)’ syndrome may be clues.


Lou Reed




Zhang Huan


The precision of the process can be seen by reference to:

One of Chuck's 'happiness charts'...

One of Chuck’s ‘happiness charts’…


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    April 10, 2015

    Love those close up images of old faces

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