Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way –

Chuck Close, Collaborating in a Big Way

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Not every photograph Chuck Close makes ends up as a painting, but every painting Chuck Close creates starts out with a photograph. And while there are certain rules about which photos become paintings — family and friends take precedence — it’s also evident that he has experimented with many techniques, from the 19th-century Woodburytype, daguerreotype and Jacquard tapestry, to the large-scale Polaroid and modern-day hologram.

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