press release

For over 30 years, renowned American portraitist Chuck Close has explored the art of printmaking, experimenting with innovative techniques that test and advance the limits of the medium. Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, which includes more than 100 finished images, proofs, and objects, is the first survey to consider this important artist’s extensive and groundbreaking work in the field.

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration was organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. The exhibition and publication have been generously underwritten by the Neuberger Berman Foundation. Additional support was made possible by the Lannan Foundation, Jon and Mary Shirley, The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation and Houston Endowment Inc., Jonathan and Marita Fairbanks, Dorene and Frank Herzog, Andrew and Gretchen McFarland, Carey Shuart, The Wortham Foundation, Inc., Karen and Eric Pulaski, Suzanne Slesin and Michael Steinberg, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

Support for the presentation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is made possible in part by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration