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The Resource Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995, text by John Guare

Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995, text by John Guare

Label
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995
Title
Chuck Close
Title remainder
life and work, 1988-1995
Statement of responsibility
text by John Guare
Title variation
Life and work, 1988-1995
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In December 1988, at a high point of his career, a collapsed spinal artery left the painter Chuck Close paralyzed from the shoulders down. He was famous by then for his monumental portraits that deconstructed the conventional notions of identity and personality. Now Close was forced to confront his own identity: could a paralyzed man make monumental art? Three years later, a show of new Close paintings appeared; to the astonishment of the art world, they were as large and powerful as ever. Not only had he found a way to paint his physically demanding portraits again; they had also been transformed. A more impressionistic and dynamic vision now throbbed from his canvases with new emotional intensity. In this book, Close has collaborated with his friend, playwright John Guare, to produce a narrative account that tells the story of what Close calls "the event": the day of the trauma itself, the months of slowly recovering the minimal movement that allows him to still paint, and the transformation of his art as a result. The book also brings together all of his new paintings from the last seven years, including images of Roy Lichtenstein, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, and other major contemporary artists. Taking the reader even further into his vision, Close brings Guare behind the canvas and into the Polaroid studio to photograph him as a potential subject for a new portrait. With a unique combination of documentary photographs and commentary, Close shows how he conceives and begins the process of making a portrait, and how the subject plays a role in shaping the final image
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NRRI
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Guare, John
Dewey number
759.13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND1329.C54
LC item number
A4 1995a
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Close, Chuck
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Close, Chuck
  • Close, Chuck
  • Artists with disabilities
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Artists with disabilities
  • United States
Label
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995, text by John Guare
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paintings of contemporary artists and the playwright, J. Guare
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33978226
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
125, [1] pages
Isbn
9780500092538
Lccn
95060602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33978226
  • (OCoLC)33978226
Label
Chuck Close : life and work, 1988-1995, text by John Guare
Publication
Note
Paintings of contemporary artists and the playwright, J. Guare
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33978226
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
125, [1] pages
Isbn
9780500092538
Lccn
95060602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33978226
  • (OCoLC)33978226

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