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Linda (five studies)

Chuck Close

(Monroe, Washington, 1940 - )

1975-1976

Dye transfer prints with ink, masking tape and acrylic

20 in. x 15 7/8 in. (50.8 cm x 40.32 cm)

Bottsford Memorial Exhibit; purchased with funds from the Helen C. Bottsford Bequest

1986.50 a-e

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These color separations, similar to those used to make color reproductions for books and magazines, are studies for Close’s painting of Linda. His technique, which relies on photography, suggests a bond between contemporary portraiture and mechanical reproduction. Close’s works are as much about the technique and process of making art as they are about the images he paints.

Keywords
American
Color
Contemporary Art
Female
Photo Realism
Printed matter : production