Apartment and Studio of Chuck Close
Chuck Close can be seen around town at art events in his fancy electric wheel chair, which holds him at almost eye level. Achieving fame with his large scale photorealistic paintings which are comprised of a grid of color and shapes, Close is one of the most recognizable contemporary painters. Sever spinal artery collapse bound him to his wheel chair in 1988, but did not affect his painting.
Ironically, the portrait painter has prosopagnosia, a condition that prevents him from recognizing people’s faces.
He and his wife have lived in the studio and apartment at 20 Bond for 20 years. They purchased number 48 in 2008, but have yet to move in. They also spend much of their time in their Bridgehampton home.
Who: Chuck Close
What: residence and studio
Where: 20 and 48 Bond Street