Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reviews and photos of Close at Blum & Poe

Chuck Close - Lucas, 2011
Jacquard tapestry, 87 x 74 in. Edition of 6

Chuck Close's show of paintings – and three tapestries published by Magnolia Editions – opened at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles on Saturday, and the blogosphere is already responding with enthusiastic reviews and photos.

Daily Du Jour's review paid the tapestries a wonderful compliment, saying:

The exhibition featured his larger than life portraits of fellow artists and himself [...] as well as two black and white woven tapestries, a stunning blend of artistry and technology.

Argot and Ochre was similarly enthusiastic, noting:

Besides the artist himself, the definite crowd pleasers were two tapestries that were hanging in the back room. And it took a minute for me to register that the works were actually made out of thread, since the quality of the rendering was so sharp they looked like photographs with black backgrounds.

Magnolia keeps an archive dating back to 2006 of press reviews and photos of Close tapestries here:

Please check it out for more great reviews and photos! You won't want to miss Close's awesome outfit from the L.A. opening.

Tapestries by Chuck Close at Magnolia Editions

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