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RE: arists with disabilities/C.Close's injury FYI

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Fields, Linda (
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:31:56 -0500

Hi Bill, et al-According to Scholastic Art, Feb. 1995, this is accurate.
" the end of 1988, the artist was hospitalized due to the sudden
collapse of a spinal artery. Since that time he has been in a wheelchair
and paralyzed from the neck down." It shows a picture of him in "Big
Joe", a forklift he raises and lowers in front of his giant paintings.
Knew I had seen this somewhere, so I finally looked it up. Linda in NC

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> Subject: Re: arists with disabilities/C.Close's injury FYI
> Sid-
> I took Joseph's advice&looked it up in my video collection. C.Close
> (according to Charles Kuralt on Sunday Morning 4+years ago(the week
> Magic
> Johnson announced that he had AIDS) "Had a terrible illness of the
> spine"..."The collaspse of his spinal artery cut off the blood supply
> in his
> spinal collumn-leaving him paralysed."There was no mention of a car
> accident.
> It was at the time he was exhibiting 12 paintings done after the
> illness (He had been paralysed 3 yrs at the time of this airing . The
> piece
> was titled Close Encounters.- FYI-Bill