An exhibition featuring Chuck Close's final portraits, organized by his longtime gallerist Arne Glimcher at Pace Gallery, aims to give the late artist closure and tribute.
Arne Glimcher's curated exhibition at Pace Gallery in Chelsea is the first major New York exhibition of Chuck Close's work since 2016. Following accusations of sexual harassment in 2017, Close's works have been largely absent from solo museum and gallery shows. This exhibition, focused on his final portraits, seeks to not only honor his legacy but also potentially repair his tarnished reputation. Close, renowned for his photorealistic portraits and significant impact on portraiture, died in 2021 of cardiopulmonary failure after a long history of health issues.