Obama Close

 Chuck Close, portrait of President Obama 2012

Chuck Close with President Obama selecting prints

Artist Chuck Close has made an official portrait of President Obama. Using the 20×24 inch Polaroid camera he made a series of colour and black & white studies which were transformed into tapestries and digital watercolour prints. Close stated that Obama was “was a dream to work with, hitting his mark every time, never moving while we focussed.”

Most of the prints are being sold as fundraisers for Obama’s re-election campaign and they don’t come cheap. A large tapestry made from Close’s artwork in an edition of 10 each costs $100,000. A large digital watercolor print (?) goes for $50,000 (edition of 10), and a smaller print is $25,000 (edition of 40). Any takers?


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