Chuck Close


  • Edited by Daniele Torcellini
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 27 cm
  • Pages 176
  • Illustrations 80
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836645022
  • Price € 28,00  € 26,60
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In 2017 New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened to the public the Second Avenue subway line. Chuck Close (1940), a prominent artist, known for his large-scale portraits and self-portraits from photographs, produced at the 86th Street station his Subway Portraits series: twelve permanent works, ten of which were mosaics, made in partnership with Mosaika Art and Design in Montréal, while the other two were made of ceramic tiles, in partnership with Magnolia Editions in Oakland.
This book presents his most recent works, dealing with the American artist’s whole research, which investigates the endless possibilities of building, rebuilding and seeing the human face by using unique and high-impact techniques and languages, from Hyperrealism to the edge of abstraction, experimenting with mosaics and ceramic for the first time ever.

Ravenna, MAR, October 2019 - January 2020