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Waddington Custot’s Photorealist Visions

This April, Waddington Custot presents the first London retrospective of Photorealist paintings in 50 years. Picture This: Photorealism 1966-1985 is only the third major UK survey of the movement, after Photo-Realism: Paintings, Sculpture and Prints from the Ludwig Collection and Others at The Serpentine in 1973 and Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2013. The exhibited paintings are from one of the largest and most important private collections...

Remembering Chuck Close: Genius of Photorealism

American painter, visual artists and photographer, best known for his significant and intricate grid portraits and photorealist paintings, Chuck Close has died at the age of 81. His attorney, John Silberman, confirmed that Close passed away in hospital in Oceanside, New York. Born in Monroe, Washington, in 1940, Chuck Close suffered in school as he was diagnosed with dyslexia, but remained as a keen artist from his early age. Close persisted in his art and...

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