Ends 17 October 2015
These paintings are only made with 3 colors of paint (magenta, cyan, & yellow) applied separately on every square of this painting. The ONLY thing that Chuck Close is varying is the level of transparency in each brushstroke, so that when viewing the 3 layers at once, the sum total is photographic accuracy. Yes he's a legitimate genius.
Best of all, he's now leaving every painting unfinished! About 75% of the painting above has all 3 colors, then at the bottom he loses the yellow (3rd layer), before losing the cyan (2nd layer), to demonstrate what his first layer (magenta) looks like.