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Chuck Close & Bob Holman

A Couple of Ways of Doing Something. Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman

June 23 to September 16, 2007

Chuck Close & Bob Holman

Chuck Close, Lorna Simpson, 2006, digital pigment print. © 2007 Chuck Close, courtesy of the Aperture Foundation

Through his work in the 1960s, Close became one of the first artists to use photography as a basis for his painting. He often reinterprets the same portrait in different media. In A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, Close collaborated with celebrated New York poet Bob Holman, and with master artisans, artists, printers and technicians to produce the 44 portraits on view. The subjects are artists from Close’s creative circle of friends – such as Cindy Sherman, Philip Glass, Lorna Simpson and James Turrell. Close also produced digital pigment prints which are paired with Holman’s poetry, each expressing a different perspective on its subject.

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