Chuck Close Photography Exhibit

Chuck Close, “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something” is opening tonight at the Austin Museum of Art and features his intimate portraits of leading contemporary artists, paired with friend Bob Holman’s poetry. Close used daguerreotypes, an early form of photography, in a variety of media, including photogravures, digital pigment prints, and large-scale tapestries. The daguerreotype is a direct-positive process, creating a highly detailed image on a sheet of copper plated with a thin coat of silver without the use of a negative. The larger than life tapestries are striking and the prints are amazing and a must see for any photography enthusiast. This is a self-portrait of Close that shows a tapestry print from the front and back for effect. Amazing! For more info see AMOA

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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