When GREAT MUSEUMS was producing its episode on the Museum of Modern Art, in NYC, I had the pleasure of spending a day with Chuck Close, interviewing him in his Greenwich Village studio. That day he shared w me a group of photos he had recently taken of President Obama, from which he was going to paint a portrait.
He was generous with his time, fun to be with, and brilliant in his observations. Chuck Close is a giant in the hyper-competitive contemporary art world and has been for decades.
And, he’s a serious artist.
I think you will enjoy this recent feature on him from The New York Times Magazine: http://nyti.ms/29xGjZH
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