"Chuck Close: Important Works on Paper from the Past Forty Years" opened Thursday night at John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. The gallery website explains:
This exhibition focuses on several bodies of Close’s extensive oeuvre: rare drawings from the 1970s, important early prints, Polaroid maquettes, and two bodies of recent work, watercolor prints and felt hand stamps.Stephanie Wright Hession of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that the show reflects Close's "adventurous nature" as an artist; visit the SFGate website to read her interview with Close regarding the inspiration and methods behind the portraits being exhibited.
The watercolor prints in "Important Works on Paper" were printed and published by Magnolia Editions. The exhibition also provides an opportunity to see the debut of a project Close and Magnolia have been proofing for several years involving an innovative ceramic tile technique.
Photos from the opening below courtesy of John Berggruen Gallery:
"Important Works on Paper" will be on view through November 2, 2013; please check the Berggruen Gallery website for more information.
More art by Chuck Close from Magnolia Editions