Artist that Inspire Me, Part 2: Chuck Close

Image Credit: Chuck Close, Big Self-Portrait, Acrylic on canvas. 107 1/2 x 83 1/2" 1967-68
Image Credit: Chuck Close, Self-Portrait, 72 x 60", 2008

Chuck Close recently had an exhibit at the Pace Wildenstein Gallery in New York. I have long admired this artist and his continuous exploration of portraiture and the mechanics of observation from photographic reference. This exhibit also shows his new collaboration that allows his reference photos to be woven into tapestries and shown with his large format paintings. LINK