If you live in or near San Francisco, you are a lucky duck. Chuck Close's spectacular self -portraits are at the SFMOMA through February 28th, and if you have never seen his work in person, we say "run, don't walk".
Chuck Close is an artist whose work should be seen. These are wonderful paintings- almost 100 self-portraits in all- that really come to life in person. The size and scope of his photo-realistic portraits are awesome. And while some people might not thrill on the use of grids to recreate images, it is how Close chooses to fill in the grid that makes his paintings so spectacular. It is also a great to see not just the art but the artist change throughout the almost 40 years of work.
The show runs through February 28th