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Getting "Close" At The Corcoran

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We head now to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where the portraits of artist Chuck Close are on display. They're made from some of the most basic shapes and colors:squiggles and lines, bright circles and blobs, that, when viewed from afar, add up to the most expressive and iconic paintings in the world of modern art. Stephanie Kaye met with Chuck Close in one of the Corcoran's galleries to talk about his life and work.

Artist Chuck Close, speaking with Stephanie Kaye. The exhibit Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration will be on view at the Corcoran through September 12th.

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