Chuck Close, closer to home

A tip from ... John Dorsey

October 18, 1998|By JOHN DORSEY

Those who missed the acclaimed retrospective of Chuck Close's images of the human face when it was at New York's Museum of Modern Art earlier this year needn't despair. There's another chance, closer to home. "Chuck Close" opened last week at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum. Close has been painting the human face for the last 30 years, and about 85 of his works are on view. Some are black and white, some highly colored; some are eight feet tall; some are created by using his own fingerprints.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, at Independence Avenue and Seventh Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. The Close show runs through Jan. 10. For information, call 202-357-2700.

Pub date 10/18/98

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