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Two Part Self-Portrait

A work made of internal dye diffusion transfer print.

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  • A work made of internal dye diffusion transfer print.

Date:

1989

Artist:

Chuck Close
American, born 1940

About this artwork

Chuck Close makes monumental portrait paintings based on photographs, following the same procedure each time: he covers a closely cropped photograph in a grid and then replicates the source image at a larger scale. After becoming partially paralyzed in 1988, the artist deepened his engagement with photography, as he explored potentially painterly results in a finished photograph. This 20 × 24–inch Polaroid diptych gives us a portrait of the artist as a two-part fragment, like two panes in one of his gridded paintings.

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Artist

Chuck Close

Title

Two Part Self-Portrait

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1989

Medium

Internal dye diffusion transfer print

Dimensions

61 × 52.2 cm (each image); 75 × 56 cm (each paper); 90.6 × 120.2 × 7.5 cm (frame)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.659

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