Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

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Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

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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. The film traces the artist’s evolution and follows Close into New York’s contemporary art community.

1998 / 57 min. / DVD / Color

© 1998 MUSE Film and Television / The Art Kaleidoscope Foundation

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Studio:  MUSE Film and Television / The Art Kaleidoscope Foundation / Thirteen/WNET
Executive Producers: Karl Katz / Catherine Price
Producer: Marion Cajori
Director:  Marion Cajori
Writer:  Marion Cajori
Music:  Philip Glass