Film: Chuck Close, by Marion Cajori

Image still from Chuck Close, a film by Marion Cajori

An astounding portrait of one of the world's leading contemporary painters, Chuck Close depicts the life and work of an artist who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The genius of the film is not only that it allows the artist to illuminate his methodology (he is wonderfully articulate), but also that it features his friends and colleagues (Brice Marden, Robert Storr, Dorothea Rockburne, Philip Glass, Arne Glimcher, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Kirk Varnedoe, among others) who make important contributions to appreciating Close's gifts.

The film will be followed by a talk by Terrie Sultan about Close and his work.

2007, NR, 119 minutes 

Ticket includes Museum admission.

Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by the generous support of The Corcoran Group, Bridgehampton National Bank, and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder. 
Film: Chuck Close, by Marion Cajori
Followed by a talk with Terrie Sultan
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
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$20 | $5 for Members and Students
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