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Artist Chuck Close to discuss his work, Oct. 9

Painter and printmaker Chuck Close will show slides and talk about his work at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in McCosh 50.

Close is widely credited with renewing the fields of both portraiture and painting. His works often begin with a photograph onto which he has imposed grid lines. He then reproduces all the individual squares in a new medium, sometimes a print, sometimes a large, often colorful painting.

Close's art was the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1998. This winter the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host an exhibition of his prints. The Princeton University Art Museum collection includes two of his works.

The event is hosted by the Humanities Council , where Close is serving as a Belknap Visitor in the Humanities. Entrance to the room on Oct. 9 will begin at 4:30 p.m. for holders of Princeton University ID cards. General admission will take place at 4:45 p.m. The event will be simulcast on the University cable television channel.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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