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Famed Photorealism Artist Chuck Close Dies At 81

The New York Times reports: Chuck Close, who rose to prominence in the 1970s and ’80s with colossal Photorealist portraits of himself, family members and fellow artists, but who late in his career faced accusations of sexual harassment, died on Thursday in a hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. He was 81. At the end of the 1960s, a period when formalist …

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