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Chuck Close
Born 1940 in Monroe, WA
Lives and works in New York, NY
Lorna I, 1996
digital ink jet print on kozo paper, edition 2/10
38 1/2 x 31 7/16 inches (image)
46 1/2 x 35 inches (paper)
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation
1996.62
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Best known for his highly controlled, gridded close-up portraits, Close began his career as a late Abstract Expressionist, but found his niche in Photorealism. Here, he portrays contemporary artist Lorna Simpson. The foundation of this piece is Kozo paper, a high-quality handmade Japanese paper known for its translucence and strength, which serves as a counterpoint to the impersonal computerized printing technology used to create the image.