Brain Food: Terrie Sultan on Chuck Close Photographs

Chuck Close (American, born 1940). Self-Portrait/Composite/Nine Parts, 1979. 9 Polaroids, 83 x 69 inches. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Gift of Barbara and Eugene Schwartz.

This installment of the Museum's popular lunch time illustrated talk series will feature Parrish Director Terrie Sultan talking about the summer special exhibition, Chuck Close Photographs.

Although Chuck Close is known primarily as a painter, all his works initially derives from a photograph. In addition to using photographic images as source material for paintings and prints, Close is deeply engaged in photography as a medium in and of itself. Throughout his career he has worked with a variety of approaches, from large format Polaroid images to small daguerreotypes. Chuck Close Photographs is the first full-scale survey of the artist’s work in photography, organized by Sultan and co-curator Colin Westerbeck.

Lunch specials will be available for purchase at The Golden Pear Café at the Museum.


In 2015 the Brain Food lunchtime lecture series is offered free-of-charge to Southampton Town residents through the generous support from a Town of Southampton Cultural Arts and Recreation Grant.
Brain Food:
Terrie Sultan on Chuck Close Photographs
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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$10 | Free for Members, Children, and Students
Includes Museum admission. Space is limited; advance reservations recommended.
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