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Chuck Close

Contessa Gallery Exhibition, "Chuck Close: Radical Innovator" Opens

November 8, 2013 - PR Newswire

CLEVELANDNov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Contessa Gallery is pleased to present a solo-exhibition of important Chuck Close works in a variety of media. Working almost exclusively in the subject of portraiture, Chuck Close has been consistently breaking artistic boundaries with his printmaking for more than 40 years. The 39 works in this exhibition span Chuck Close's career and will feature limited edition prints (including new revolutionary archival watercolor pigment prints and felt hand stamps, mezzotint, aquatints, etchings, linocuts, screenprints, woodcuts, and paper pulp works), photography (including unique Polaroid prints and daguerreotypes, woodburytypes, and gridded working maquettes), and large-scale Jacquard tapestries. 


Contessa Gallery Impresses with Wide Range of Chuck Close's Works

September 28, 2009 - Dan Tranberg, Special to the Plain Dealer

Contessa co-owner Steve Hartman spent the past two years gathering an impressive and diverse collection of 65 works by Close, produced over four decades. [...] The works at Contessa include one-of-a-kind pieces and rare limited editions as well as recent prints that have never before been exhibited. The result is a knockout show that proves Close, at age 69, to be continually increasing his range by delving into new media, formats and techniques.

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