Chuck Close – Tapestries

June 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

Self-Portrait/Color, 2007 jacquard tapestry, 103″ x 79″

Isn’t it wild to apply an ancient technique as jacquard tapestry to contemporary arts? Chuck Close didn’t have to abandon his computerized images, portraits and self portraits: he simply translated them in gorgeous large wall tapestries. Portraying himself as well as Cindy Sherman, Brad Pitt, John Cage (who posed many other times) and others, the ‘rugs’ are shown together with paintings at PaceWildenstein through June 20. Close will be soon heading to Aspen where he just got the Aspen Institute Residence award.

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