Artists David Capra, Julie Fragar, Emily Hunt and Curator Glenn Barkley bring you films inspired by the work of Chuck Close.
Sat 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jan, 2pm
Herb and Dorothy
Director: Megumi Sasaki
Herb and Dorothy tells the extraordinary story of a postal clerk and a librarian who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.
In the early 1960s the Vogels quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchase art they liked, the collected by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their own-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations they proved themselves visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. The film feature Chuck Close.
Please be seated by 2pm
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