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A Couple of Ways of Doing Something:
Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman

March 1 - June 15, 2008

Exhibition Resources

Chuck Close’s Homepage
Artist biography and a look into the process of his art.

Aperture Foundation
The organizing institution for A Couple of Ways of Doing Something.

Chuck Close on Evening Magazine
Saint Bryan's interview with Chuck Close and Bob Holman (broadcast June 10, 2008)

Close is best known for his photo-realist paintings.

Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Transcript of an interview with Close about his life and his work.

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
A collection of Chuck Close’s prints, paintings and drawings from the New York City museum's collection.

Bob Holman Homepage
Close's collaborator on the exhibition. Holman is a modern poet that has greatly influenced modern spoken word and written poetry.  

Bob Holman Sound Clip
Hear Bob Holman read the praise poem he wrote about his wife, Elizabeth Murray. 

New York School
Close and Holman are both closely related to this creative group.

The Bowery Poetry Club
Holman founded and is still very active in the home for poetry, based in Manhattan.

An explaination of the early form of photography Close explores in the exhibition.

About his subjects:
Laurie Anderson

Cecily Brown

Gregory Crewdson

Carroll Dunham

Ellen Gallagher

Philip Glass

Lyle Ashton Harris

Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Peyton

Andres Serrano

Cindy Sherman

James Siena

Lorna Simpson

Kiki Smith

James Turrell

Robert Wilson

Terry Winters

Lisa Yuskavage

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