Chuck Close: Scribble Book: Self Portrait

Chuck Close: Scribble Book: Self Portrait

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By (artist) Chuck Close, Text by Chuck Close, Edited by Nina Holland, Edited by Jerry Sohn

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  • Publisher: Steidl Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 24 pages
  • Dimensions: 296mm x 358mm x 42mm | 1,480g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Gottingen
  • ISBN 10: 3865214924
  • ISBN 13: 9783865214928
  • Sales rank: 1,091,282

Product description

When confronted with the opportunity to make a children's book, the internationally renowned painter, photographer and printmaker Chuck Close quickly took to the idea of a publication without words. "Scribble Book," presented in two accordion-folded volumes, is a self-portrait that emerges incrementally from the printing process--one plate and one color at a time. In the first volume, the viewer follows a series of nine individual plate proofs; in the second, we follow along with a corresponding series of nine progressive proofs, culminating in a nine-color self-portrait. By comparing the plate proofs against the progressive proofs, the viewer can ascertain not only the cumulative effect as each color is added to create the final nine-color etching, but also the compositional decisions and modulations made by Close at each stage of the project. The two accordion-folded volumes are accompanied by a separate text in which the artist gives a personal account of the drawing process.

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Chuck Close was born in Monroe, Washington, in 1940 and pursued his education in visual art at Yale University. Photography has been an integral part of his painting process since the mid-1960s and later grew into a body of work in its own right that includes large-format Polaroids and daguerreotypes. Close has also distinguished himself as a master in the area of printmaking. Since 1967 his work has been the subject of more than 100 major exhibitions throughout the world.