Chuck Close.

Chuck Close Chuck Close, originally uploaded by anno.

“I think the great thing about art is that it is equal-opportunity…. You’re not consigned to understanding it or not by position of birth and status and wealth. I am a poor kid from a mill town in the state of Washington, and all the art in the world is available to me as a vast smorgasbord of experiences that is the same as if I were a billionaire. There is a deomcratization of this life experience that I think is very important to me.” - Chuck Close

I missed the opening of Chuck’s exhibit at the Walker by a few days. As you can see from the picture, they were just putting his name up on the exhibit. Sniff.

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