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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
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.
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