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All the fingerprint paintings are done without a grid.
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And I think, you know, painters drop crumbs along the trail, Hansel and Gretel style, for people to pick up if they want to.
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At the same time that I'm finding the color world I want, I'm also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves.
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Europe often seems sort of overly concerned with the weight of history and stuff. We don't have much history here, so... .
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I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.
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I am going for a level of perfection that is only mine... most of the pleasure is in getting the last little piece perfect.
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I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
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I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of dots to make a specific recognizable person. You can make something that looks like a head, with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much information about who it is.
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I don't do commissioned portraits and I don't paint college presidents. I can't imagine what kind of ego it would take to want to have a 9-foot-high picture of yourself.
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I love sculpture, and minimal sculpture is really my favorite stuff, but I wasn't very good at it, and I don't think in a three-dimensional way.
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I never felt like I had much to do with the people who painted tushies or trucks or something, but it wasn't that I just hated all that stuff. No artist ever likes to be pigeonholed.
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I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made. I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.
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I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another. In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place.
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I wasn't athletic, I couldn't catch a ball, I couldn't throw a ball, I had all kinds of physical limitations as well. So this was it.
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I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant.
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I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing.
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If you ask yourself a personal enough question, your response is more likely to be personal, and that means that if you get yourself into trouble, no one else's answers are going to be applicable, and you'll be flying by the seat of your pants and you'll have to come up with something.
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In Europe, there's a very different attitude towards art-you're sort of given your whole life to make your work, whereas here it's, what have you done lately.
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It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used lenses or mirrors or other aids, but it certainly does upset the art historians.
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It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work.
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Most people are good at too many things. And when you say someone is focused, more often than not what you actually mean is they're very narrow.
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Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
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Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work.
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Sculpture occupies real space like we do... you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.
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Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't get a photograph that I want to work from.
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The only thing stupider than making a painting was making a representational painting, and of all the genres the most dead and seemingly bankrupt was portraiture.
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There's a kind of prevailing sensibility in any given moment in time, so sometimes the art world gravitates away from your issues, and then sometimes it will come back towards them.
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What difference does it make whether you're looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.
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When critics begin to identify something that they see as a tendency, they tend to write about what people have in common. And what they share may not be the most important aspects of the work. In fact, it's what makes each artist's work different from the others which is interesting.
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You know, the way art history is taught, often there's nothing that tells you why the painting is great. The description of a lousy painting and the description of a great painting will very much sound the same.
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Chuck Close Events

2010 Whitney Gala and Studio Party at The Whitney Museum of American Art

2010-10-26

48th New York Film Festival closing night 'Hereafter' premiere held at the Alice Tully Hall

2010-10-10

New York Premiere of 'Great Directors' at The Museum Of Modern Art - Arrivals

2010-06-22

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