Watermark Self-Portrait, 2007 - Chuck Close
About the Work
About Watermark Self-Portrait
Watermark Self-Portrait is related to Chuck Close's own essays in daguerreotypes. An early form of photography, the daguerreotype instills images into a plate. His likeness is captured using light and time. This parlays into papermaking, as light and time are crucial to the master papermakers at Dieu DonneÌ Papermill. Daguerreotype was the first commercially viable form of photography, dating from 1839.
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About the Artist
About Chuck Close
With his work recently gracing New York City taxis, and soon to decorate the set of a biographical ballet (scored by his friend Philip Glass) at the American Ballet Theater, Close is truly a major face of the New York art scene. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has served on the board of many arts organizations, and has more than 20 honorary doctorates. He was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.Read Less
DescriptionLight and shade watermark, abaca and cotton fiber pigmented with carbon black.
AuthenticationSigned by the artist on recto, bottom.
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Additional InformationThis work was co-published with Dieu DonneÌ Press and Dieu DonneÌ Papermill. The image is embedded into the fabric of the paper, created by a light and shade watermark developed by Crane & Company. The purchase price for this work includes a standing double sided frame as specified by the artist.
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