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Installation view of Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005 (July 21, 2006–October 22, 2006). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005

Friday, July 21, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006

1905 Building

Celebrated as one of the most influential artists of our time, Chuck Close has retained his vitality by continuously reinventing portraiture, a genre often underrecognized in contemporary art. Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005 focused exclusively on the artist’s self-portraits, consisting of more than 80 works in a broad range of media—painting, drawing, photography, collage, and printmaking—that traced the evolution of his process and self-examination from 1967 to the present. Through nearly four decades, he has remained committed to rigorous experimentation within a carefully defined practice, using his own image more than any other subject matter. In examining this focused body of work, Chuck Close: Self-Portraits 1967–2005 highlighted how an artist can create a remarkable pictorial language that continues to expand over a lifetime.

This exhibition was organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition Sponsors

Support for this exhibition was provided by the global financial services firm UBS, the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Margaret and Angus Wurtele.

The presentation of the exhibition in Western New York was made possible by M&T Bank.

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