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60 minutes episode on Face Blindness with Chuck Close who happens to be face blind. super interesting. http://ow.ly/9JorK

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The Awe-Inspiring Work of Chuck Close

Arguably the greatest painter alive, Chuck Close presents amazing new work at The Pace Gallery in New York. His ability to calculate color is super-human and his perseverance in the face of dyslexia, prosopagnosia (face-blindness), and partial quadriplegia (!!!) is nothing short of incredible. Google him to your heart’s content…. though I would suggest starting with The Colbert Report)

Chuck Close: “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a…

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Close-Up On Chuck Close

Chuck Close in 1969 with his portrait of Philip Glass.

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dan mountford, double exposure portraits

The first and third are cliche but the second is good. This is not particularly an interesting concept to me, but it's ok. dan mountford, double exposure portraits

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Portraits

Wow - I can't help but double-take at this portrait. It's disturbing and capturing. I love it. Credit to the artist