Untitled Torso

Object Details

Title:

Untitled Torso

Artist/Maker(s):

Chuck Close (American, born 1940)

and Jerry Spagnoli (American, born 1956)

Culture:

American

Date:

2001

Medium:

Daguerreotype (full plate)

Dimensions:

20.6 x 15.6 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Chuck Close

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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.

Exhibitions
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