In Focus: The Nude (October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 9, 2007 to February 24, 2008
Not currently on view
United States (Place Created)
20.6 × 15.6 cm (8 1/8 × 6 1/8 in.)
© Chuck Close
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Close created a series of portraits and figure studies in collaboration with the daguerreotypist Jerry Spagnoli, who has mastered this antiquated process, requiring the use of hard-to-obtain, highly toxic materials. Close, mostly known for his variations on the human face, here experimented with skin as pure form. In choosing a small-busted woman as his model, Close blurred the line between female and male.