Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 301

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
CHUCK CLOSE (1940- )
Hand II. Whole-plate daguerreotype, the plate measuring 8 1/8x6 1/8 inches (20.6x15.6 cm.), with Close's signature, title, and date, in ink, on plate verso; sealed; in the original frame. 2000

Additional Details

Close photographed his own hand in a collaboration with the master daguerreotypist Jerry Spagnoli, a master technician and artist in his own right.

Daniel Blau, London, 2000, Nathalie Karg, Ltd., New York, agent; to Henry Buhl, N.Y.;
A Show of Hands: Photographs from The Collection of Henry Buhl, Sotheby's, New York, December 12, 2012, lot 142; to a Private New York Collector.

Jennifer Blessing, Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection (Guggenheim Foundation, 2004), pp. 115 and 225.

This daguerreotype was exhibited at multiple venues:

New York, Guggenheim Museum, "Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection," June - September 2004;
Kunsthalle Museum Bielefeld, Germany, 1937, "Perfection and Destruction," September 2007 - January 2008;
Palm Beach Photographic Centre, "In Good Hands: Selected Works from the Buhl Collection," March 2011;
Middletown, Delaware, Warner Gallery at St. Andrew's School, "In Good Hands: Selected Works from the Buhl Collection," October - November 2011.