Chuck Close - Photographs London Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Adamson Gallery, Washington D.C.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2003 Chuck Close took a series of daguerreotypes of the body parts of the British icon, Kate Moss. Three years later, he returned to this body of work and by using computer technology printed her portrait on to a three metre high loomed Jacquard tapestry.
    This piece, which can only can be described as a pure photographic innovation, results in the presentation of Moss’s face as a landscape; presented before you with intimate detail, extraordinary texture and monumental scale.



Jacquard tapestry.
261.6 x 200.7 cm (103 x 79 in).
Credit stitched on the verso; signed in ink, printed title, number 5/10 and copyright credit on a label stitched to the verso.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £66,500


17 May 2008, 5pm