"What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away from it, facing it, exorcising it, being ashamed of it, and, finally, being afraid of being afraid." - Louise Bourgeois

"What interests me is the conquering of the fear, the hiding, the running away from it, facing it, exorcising it, being ashamed of it, and, finally, being afraid of being afraid." - Louise Bourgeois

watercolor on paper on canvas; 72-1/2 x 57" (184.2 x 144.8 cm);  ; © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery / Photo by: Ellen Page Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery

watercolor on paper on canvas; 72-1/2 x 57" (184.2 x 144.8 cm); ; © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery / Photo by: Ellen Page Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery

Chuck Close: Process & Collaboration - Alex Reduction Block (1993) | Shows the reductive process with a linoleum plate to produce full range of values

Chuck Close: Process & Collaboration - Alex Reduction Block (1993) | Shows the reductive process with a linoleum plate to produce full range of values

Chuck Close painting. It may not be beautiful to you...but the detail of his painting is a beautiful thing.

Chuck Close painting. It may not be beautiful to you...but the detail of his painting is a beautiful thing.

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