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big self-portrait

if you ever get a chance to see this @ the walker (they own it) – do it! – you have to see it in person to get the full effect. its HUGE – really amazing to see each individual square inch:

I am not trying to make facsimiles of photographs. Neither am I interested in the icon of the head as a total image. I don’t want the viewer to see the whole head at once and assume that that’s the most important aspect of my painting. I am not making Pop personality posters like the ones they sell in the Village. That’s why I choose to do portraits of my friends–individuals that most people will not recognize. I don’t want the viewer to recognize the head of Castro and think he has understood my work.–Chuck Close, 1970

Posted 3255 days ago in Visual

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