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Chuck Close, Contemporary Artist

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Chuck Close, Contemporary Artist

Chuck Close, Contemporary Artist

Chuck Close, Contemporary Artist

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When we see a painting hanging on the hallowed walls of a museum, we get a sense of an artist's technique and imagination, but we don't get a sense of the process and hurdles that artist faced on the way to critical acclaim. What goes on behind the scenes, or behind the canvas? How does a starving artist becoming a financially secure cultural icon?