The portraits speak. Chuck Close in conversation with 27 of his subjects

Chuck Close’s frighteningly intimate, deceptively straightforward portraits have become an indelible part of American art iconography. In The Portraits Speak, Close applies his close-range approach to interviews with artists he has painted over the years, including Kiki Smith, Philip Glass, William Wegman, Cindy Sherman. Each word portrait offers another candid glimpse into the minds of three generations of American artists and the world of contemporary art, giving an insider’s view of the creative process.

Text: Hickey Dave, Bartman William et al. cm 21,5×30,5; pp. 738; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Art Press, New York, 1997.

ISBN: 9780923183189| 0923183183

ID: AM-7066

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Chuck Close’s frighteningly intimate, deceptively straightforward portraits have become an indelible part of American art iconography. In The Portraits Speak, Close applies his close-range approach to interviews with artists he has painted over the years, including Kiki Smith, Philip Glass, William Wegman, Cindy Sherman. Each word portrait offers another candid glimpse into the minds of three generations of American artists and the world of contemporary art, giving an insider’s view of the creative process.