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Chuck Close

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20th century
1130 x 915 mm (44.5 x 36 in.)

Chuck Close, American, b. born 1940

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Mezzotint on Rives BFK unsized roll paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Edition: Stage proof; edition of 10; printed by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press; published by Parasol Press, New York City. According to Close, in telephone conversation with Gretchen Geser, ex '84, Dewey ? was one of the printers at Crown Point Press. Close had pulled so many proofs that he was able to pull a finished edition of only ten impressions. Therefore, he gave stage proofs, rather than artist's proofs, to the printers. Dewey probably sold this back to Bob Feldman, the publisher of Parasol Press. (December 1981)
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower left: “To Dewey with hugs & kisses / Chuck”; inscribed vertically, along left margin: “stage proof ‘Keith’ Close 1972”
Marks: Watermark: BFK
Bibliography: Richard S. Field, Recent American Etching, cat. no. 4 ; “The Chuck Close Mezzotint ‘Keith’” 1972, Crown Point Press, 1972; Judith Goldman, Process and Proofs, pp. 64 ff.
Credit Line: National Endowment for the Arts funds and Friends of the Davison Art Center matching funds, 1979
Accession Number: 1975.16.1

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  • plate Dimensions: 1130 x 915 mm (44.5 x 36 in.)

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