Watermark Self-Portrait, 2007 - Chuck Close

About the Work

About Watermark Self-Portrait

This limited edition is a seminal work for Chuck Close. Watermark Self-Portrait is still based on his prevailing grid system. Although it is less apparent in the finished artwork, the grid is present in the process; the papermaking mold is ...

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This limited edition is a seminal work for Chuck Close. Watermark Self-Portrait is still based on his prevailing grid system. Although it is less apparent in the finished artwork, the grid is present in the process; the papermaking mold is a grid that functions as a sieve.

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 Donné Papermill. Daguerreotype was the first commercially viable form of photography, dating from 1839.

Courtesy of Dieu Donné

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About the Artist

About Chuck Close

Chuck Close is widely known for his painterly process of using abstraction to a realistic end. Gridding both a source photograph and a canvas, Close ...

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Chuck Close is widely known for his painterly process of using abstraction to a realistic end. Gridding both a source photograph and a canvas, Close paints brightly-colored concentric rings that up close look like simple color fields, but from afar turn out to be very detailed portraits. His celebrated subjects include Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Chamberlain, Jasper Johns, Brad Pitt, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kate Moss. His recognition as one of the greatest artists of his generation is almost universal.

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.

Click here to read about Chuck Close's gripping portraits of artists at Guild Hall.

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Watermark Self-Portrait, 2007

Chuck Close

Photograph
Size Price
11.75" x 9.25" $12,000
Edition of 35

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Description

Light and shade watermark, abaca and cotton fiber pigmented with carbon black.

Authentication

Signed by the artist on recto, bottom.

Shipping

Ships in 10 to 14 business days.
This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

Additional Information

This work was co-published with Dieu Donné Press and Dieu Donné 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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