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Old 08-01-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Thought I'd share two pieces I saw at the Art Institute in Chicago several years ago. Unfortunately
the new contemporary addition decided not to include these.
One is a portrait carved from a single aspirin and the other is a portrait of Chuck Close's daughter
made up from curved paper pulp (seeing it in person is completely different from the image below).


Tom Friedman — Image & Identity project

1.1: Chuck Close | Elisabeth Greenwood
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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Photographs, printed reproductions and the internet pics very seldom give the same impact that seeing original work provides. Art is best seen in person always.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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Photographs, printed reproductions and the internet pics very seldom give the same impact that seeing original work provides. Art is best seen in person always.
You are absolutely correct. The self portrait (aspirin) is a bad shot. When I saw it in person
there was no way (unless you had a magnifying glass) to see it as a profile.
Also the Chuck Close piece, you had to stand at least 6 to 8 feet away and it looked like
a painting whereas standing close - you saw the detail involved by him folding the various
shades of white, grey and black.
Too bad the Art Institute in Chicago didn't put those pieces in when they added the
contemporary and conceptual wing.

example of a well crafted piece below

TAKEN FROM HERE TO WHERE IT CAME FROM AND TAKEN TO A PLACE AND USED... | The Art Institute of Chicago
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