Chuck Close
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  Chuck Close
Another in Close's series of monumental black-and-white "heads," as he calls them, this portait of his friend, composer Philip Glass, was later reworked as a more abstract watercolor. Close has made more than 20 versions of this portrait over the years. It takes "a great deal of guts," Close says, for people to "lend me their image."




 

 



Top:
Phil (detail at right)
1969
Acrylic on canvas
108 x 84"
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

 
Bottom:
Phil / Watercolor (detail at left)
1977
Watercolor on paper
58 x 40"
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Julius E. Davis

 




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