SOLDI have long admired the work of Chuck Close. I think it is the mark of genius when an artist invents a whole new way of seeing.
My friend Mary and I did a gallery crawl in Chelsea the other day and wound up at the Pace print gallery. There, against the wall in a storage area was a big serigraph Chuck Close self portrait. Absolutely mezmerizing.
I came home, pulled out my book of his work to savor them once again, and decided to have a little fun with it. Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.