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Chuck Close
ELTON
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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57
Chuck Close
ELTON
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Contemporary Photographs

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Chuck Close
B. 1940
ELTON
mural-sized digital pigment print, signed, dated, and editioned 'P. P.' in pencil in the margin, framed, 2000 (Chorus of Light, cover)
39 1/2  by 31 1/2  in. (100.3 by 80 cm.)
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Catalogue Note

Since the late 1960s, when Close abandoned abstract work, photography has been intrinsic to his process.  What began as a photographic experiment and led to a useful artist’s tool culminates here as an impressive mural-sized portrait of Sir Elton John.  A print of the image is in the sitter’s collection and served as the cover illustration for his exhibition catalogue Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection.  Of this portrait, John said, ‘I wanted it to be as honest as possible.  And it is.  It's me.’ 

In the fall of 2018, John will kick off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, a three year, 300-concert tour marking his retirement from performing.

Contemporary Photographs

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New York