About the Exhibition

Presenting Partner: Citi

‘Chuck Close is magician and mythbuster all in one’

–Washington Post

The monumental portraits of one of America’s best-loved visual artists are coming to Sydney this summer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.

Chuck Close is an artist noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries.

Close has produced many iconic portraits of artists, celebrities and other well-known public figures including Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Roy Lichtenstein and President Obama.

This exhibition comprehensively surveys Close’s long involvement with the varied forms and processes of printmaking. It shows the artist’s range of invention in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, direct gravure, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut, and reduction linocut, among others and features images ranging from early mezzotints to monumental later works as well as water colour pigment prints and a new series of Jacquard tapestries.

The MCA exhibition Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern hemisphere and is exclusive to Sydney.

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is organised in association with the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.

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Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat)

Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (Yellow Raincoat), 2013, archival watercolour pigment print (90º) on Hahnemühle rag paper, edition of 10, © Chuck Close in association with Magnolia Editions, Oakland, courtesy Pace Gallery, photograph courtesy Magnolia Editions, Oakland and Pace Gallery

– Exhibition Sponsors