June 26, 1991 |
"I was never more worried about anything in my life than this," said artist Chuck Close of "Head-On/The Modern Portrait," an exhibition that he selected from the Museum of Modern Art's collection. It opened Tuesday at the Lannan Foundation, which is in an industrial zone near Marina del Rey. "I'm used to laying my neck on the line for my own work. But this responsibility to other artists I find really scary.
October 7, 1998 |
The intersection of art and life is the premise of "Picasso Paints Picasso" and "Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress," two intelligent and absorbing documentaries airing back-to-back tonight on KCET. Each program profiles a major 20th century artist whose life is reflected in portraits of other people.
October 27, 2011
ART With his instantly recognizable style and near epic status in the art world for many decades running, the return of Chuck Close to Los Angeles is suitably grand. Blum & Poe will mount an exhibition of the acclaimed artist's works — not only his first exhibition with the gallery but also his first one-person show in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years — which will occupy three downstairs gallery spaces and will feature portraits of artists Kara Walker, Laurie Anderson and Zhang Huan, musician Paul Simon and arts patron Agnes Gund, as well as the latest batch of Close self-portraits.
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October 1, 1996 |
U.S.S. Chuck Burger, a place known for burgers and a side of war stories, has closed its doors. On Monday, Chuck Bresler, 76, and his wife Vi, 70, called it quits. They have children to spend time with and other parts of the world to see. "If I don't retire now, when am I going to retire?" Chuck Bresler said simply. Since 1986 Chuck Burger had been a place where families went for a fast bite, teams congregated after a game and veterans swapped tales of their tours overseas.
May 8, 2007 |
An auction of new art by major living artists -- part of an ongoing effort by the Metropolitan Opera's General Manager Peter Gelb to combine the visual and vocal arts while keeping his house humming along financially -- raised more than $1.8 million for future productions. Most of the lots sold Sunday night were specially commissioned, opera-themed works. Soprano Renee Fleming, for example, was the subject of pieces by Chuck Close and Robert Wilson.
May 20, 2004 |
Playwright John Guare and artist Chuck Close received Gold Medal Awards for drama and graphic design, respectively, from the American Academy of Arts and Letters at an awards ceremony in New York City Wednesday. The Gold Medal prizes, which rotate annually among various creative disciplines, carry no cash award.