DISPATCH - AUG 10, 2013

EAST HAMPTON, NY-

It's a Chuck Close weekend! Last night, Closes's solo show at Guild Hall opened during a VIP preview as part of Guild Hall's Summer Gala. Gala guests had the chance to chat with Close, photograph to their heart's content and mingle with the artist, some of the subjects of his artworks, and rub elbows with the cultural community of the Hamptons. Afterwards, guests retired to a private home in Bridgehampton to celebrate and view even more part that's part of a private collection.

The Chuck Close weekend at Guild Hall continues today (Saturday) with a gallery talk and a public Opening Reception of “Chuck Close: Recent Works”. Close speaks about his work in conversation with Robert Storr from 3 to 4 p.m. An Opening Reception follows from 4 to 6 p.m. This is the first Close's first exhibition at Guild Hall in over two decades.

Following is a brief look at the VIP Exhibition Opening at Guild Hall. Ready for some Chuck Close?

 

Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close share a moment in front of her portrait (located behind Close and not seen) exhibited at Guild Hall.

Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close share a moment in front of her portrait (located behind Close and not seen) exhibited at Guild Hall.

 

Guild Hall Museum Director and Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield, right, with Chuck Close.

Guild Hall Museum Director and Chief Curator Christina Mossaides Strassfield, right, with Chuck Close.

 

Alec Baldwin in front of a Chuck Close tapestry portrait.

Alec Baldwin in front of a Chuck Close tapestry portrait.

 

Chuck Close VIP Opening

Chuck Close VIP Opening

 

Lou Reed at the VIP opening. His portrait is one of the works on view.

Lou Reed at the VIP opening. His portrait is one of the works on view.

 

Professor, curator and editor Robert Storr, right, poses with Chuck Close, center, Cindy Sherman, second from right, and others in front of a portrait of Close.

Professor, curator and editor Robert Storr, right, poses with Chuck Close, center, Cindy Sherman, second from right, and others in front of a portrait of Close.

 

Chuck Close speaks with art dealer Beth McNeill Muhs and artist Sienna Shields.

Chuck Close speaks with art dealer Beth McNeill Muhs, left, and artist Sienna Shields.

 

A quiet moment at the end of  the VIP preview of "Chuck Close: Recent Works" at Guild Hall.

A quiet moment at the end of the VIP preview of "Chuck Close: Recent Works" at Guild Hall.

 

BASIC FACTS: "Chuck Close: Recent Works” opens today and continues through Oct. 14. Close speaks about his work in conversation with Robert Storr today (Aug 10) from 3 to 4 p.m. An Opening Reception immediately follows from 4 to 6 p.m.

Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street  East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Captions for two pictures were corrected or clarified on 09/09/13.

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  • NS

    Hi, great photos but a few mistakes in the captions. The first photo shows Cindy Sherman and Close in front of portraits of other artists including Kiki Smith, not Close’s portrait of Sherman. The second to last photo misidentifies model and artist Sienna Shields as Kara Walker.

    • Pat Rogers

      Thanks for letting us know! Sherman’s portrait is located behind Close and cannot be seen in the photo. The caption was updated so the meaning is now clear. The error of misidentifying Sienna Shields for Kara Walker has been corrected. -Pat Rogers

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