About the Book
Chuck Close's tapestry editions, translated from daguerreotypes and polaroids, realize the artist's signature conflation of intimate portraiture and rigorous attention to materials and surface. This catalog contains images of all of Close's woven editions to date (2009), including likenesses of Brad Pitt, Al Gore, Kate Moss, Elton John, and Cindy Sherman, as well as the artist's iconic self portraits.
Magnolia Editions is a fine art print studio in Oakland, California. For more than twenty years, Magnolia has specialized in experimental and unorthodox projects, working closely with artists to produce and publish print multiples, unique artist's prints, works on paper, and textiles. The studio provides artists with technical expertise and access to a handmade papermaking facility, etching presses, a powerful automated cutting machine, and large scale pigment-based electronic printing processes. As the resident writer at Magnolia Editions, Nick Stone has produced books and commentary for artists such as Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Hung Liu, and Squeak Carnwath. Stone's most recent publications outside of Magnolia include a feature article in First Person magazine reviewing William Kentridge's "Five Themes" survey at SFMOMA and an essay, "Talk About Your Body Electric," in Deborah Oropallo's latest catalog, Pomp.