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Left to right: Chuck Close’s portraits of Lyle Ashton Harris, himself and James Siena
Photo by Luigi Cazzaniga
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
by Ilka Scobie



"Here’s where I will lose my light," Chuck Close says, as we sit in his ground-floor downtown loft. The vacant lot adjacent to his loft is rumored to be site of yet more new construction. "If they build, I’ll lose the side windows and my skylight will be hovered over by a six story building. If I lose the light, I’ll move."

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