• Annie Leibovitz (American, born 1949), Chuck Close, 2000. Gelatin silver print, 12 ¾ x 15 ¾ inches. Parrish Art Museum Gift of James Freeman and Laura Lofaro, 2015.25

    Chuck Close Photographs

    May 10, 2015 to July 26, 2015

This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close, perhaps one of the most important figures  in contemporary art, has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close’s exploration of the medium extends far beyond the use of photographs as a programmatic tool. For the first time in his extensive exhibition history, this project delves into the full range of his photographic works, presenting nearly 80 images spanning 1964 to the present, ranging from straight- forward black and white portraits to monumentally scaled, composite Polaroids to the intimately scaled daguerreotypes. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Prestel, authored by co-curators Colin Westerbeck and Terrie Sultan.

Chuck Close Photographs is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Lannan Foundation, Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, Leonard and Louise Riggio, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Jennifer Rice and Michael Forman, Joseph M. Cohen, Arthur Loeb Foundation, and those who wish to remain anonymous.