1. Simbarashe

    March 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Im going to order this and check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Lindsey

    March 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Will have to get this book!

  3. Sonia

    March 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Nothing better to know a writer than reading their biography…
    I hope someday we will be able to read yours.

  4. Juliette Laura

    March 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for recommending, it definitely looks worthwhile! I’ll look into it!

    Juliette Laura

  5. Mariah Anthony

    March 18, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Chuck Close’s story is phenomenal. It’s the epitome of the saying impossible is nothing. When you love someone or something, in this case Chuck’s love for portraits, nothing can keep you from your passion. I recommend this read especially if you’re lacking self confidence in your aspirations.

  6. milex

    March 18, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I am impressed.

  7. Monsieur Marcel

    March 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I was fortunate to catch his show at Pace Gallery earlier this year…his portraiture is not just painting to behold, but to experience.

  8. Elena

    March 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I agree, reading the artist’s biography , and discover about all the ups and downs and the pass to the success is very inspiring!

  9. Colony

    March 19, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I was just at Arcana on Saturday looking at some books on Chuck Close and literally had this video up in one of my windows from SF MOMA. What great timing.


  10. irene

    March 19, 2013 at 2:49 am

  11. carol

    March 19, 2013 at 3:28 am

    love Chuck Close. thanks for heads up on his bio.

  12. Gian Luca M

    March 19, 2013 at 3:55 am

    very interesting….

    Gian Luca M


  13. Laura

    March 19, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I didn’t know him, but his work seems great!


  14. Ola

    March 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

    just bough it! Thanks for the recommendation!

  15. JHL

    March 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Chuck Close is the reason why I pursued my career in art and design. His story is incredible! I can’t read the new bio on him! Thanks for the info.

  16. David Lorca

    March 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Chuck has always been the pioneer of the business. Will always remember him…

  17. Erin :: EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats

    March 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

    One of my most favorite modern artists. He’s one of my main reasons for going to the MET and it’s amazing that you can still find him visiting some of the galleries here in Chelsea. Inspirational and beautiful… thanks for the feature!

  18. Madeleine Fay

    March 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    One of my favorite artists. I heard a fantastic Radio Lab episode about Chuck Close and Oliver Sacks – both have a condition called “Face blindness”, where they can’t recognize faces like others can. Fascinating, considering Chuck Close’s subject matter! Here’s the link:

  19. Manobeina

    March 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you for this. Always looking for a new book, especially one about an artist

    much love from NYC


  20. J

    March 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    At my local bookstore last night, I found this in the children’s (?) section. I’ve never been more confused.

  21. Lucy

    March 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is incredible for the project I’m working on, thank you thank you thank you!

  22. Eva

    March 20, 2013 at 4:53 am

    There is a big exhibition if his works at White Cube Bermondsey in London!
    So cool to see the review of the book after seeing his works !

  23. CCCC

    March 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Chuck is great. He is also such an interesting person to watch while all the art around him was doing bizarre things, which is what he admired most and preferred, but he never felt he could go as abstract as someone like Frank Stella, even though he loved his art. It’s interesting because usually it’s the art world, the bizarre artists are trying to convince others of their merit, but Chuck was trying to show how far you could stretch the boundaries without those abstract artists simply calling him a photo-realist. He also showed its not about the final product but the process

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