Chuck Close

Chuck Close



Chuck Close is a renowned American painter, printmaker, and photographer. His 1998 traveling retrospective, organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, confirmed his place in the pantheon of major contemporary artists. His paintings, prints, and photographs, represented by PaceWildenstein in New York, are widely exhibited and collected."

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Chuck Close: Face Book

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Chuck Close

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Chuck Close: Self-Portraits...

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The Portraits Speak: Chuck ...

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Chuck Close: Recent paintings

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Chuck Close: Daguerreotypes

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Chuck Close Up Close: Guild...

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Chuck Close - Recent Work

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Chak Klouz: Sem Portretov =...

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Chuck Close: Scribble Book

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case.”
Chuck Close

“Amateurs look for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Chuck Close

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”
Chuck Close, Chuck Close



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