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Chuck Close (American, b.1940)
LOT ID: 81263
Dalai Lama, 2005

Digital Print, Pigment Print
49 х 41.5 in. (124.46 x 105.41 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower margin
Edition of 30
Lot description
This original digital pigment print by Chuck Close is hand-signed, numbered, and dated in pencil by the artist. An intimate close-up of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the work conveys the unique warmth, humor, and candor for which the leader is known and loved around the world. "Dalai Lama" comes from a small edition of 30 printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. The artwork is framed in a very heavy-duty, contemporary matte black gessoed frame, recessed and floated on oyster linen matting. Both the artwork and the frame are in mint condition. All framing materials are of archival quality and are 100% acid-free, including UV-protective Plexiglas.

Chuck Close (b. 1940) is an inventive American painter, photographer, and printmaker best known for his large-scale Photorealist portraits. Born in Monroe, Washington, Close received his BFA and MFA from Yale in 1963 and 1964, respectively. Over the course of his celebrated career, he has had more than 150 solo exhibitions of his work, including retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art (1998) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2003). Close is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees. In 2000, he received the National Medal of Arts, the highest distinction granted to artists by the United States government. He lives and works in Bridgehampton, NY and New York, NY.

Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Dalai Lama by Chuck Close
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  • Dalai Lama by Chuck Close
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