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Jim (Demetrion)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Jim (Demetrion)

Artist: Chuck Close (American, 1940 - 2021)
Date: 2002
Medium: Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Frame: 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (31.8 x 26.7 cm.)
Image: 8 1/8 × 6 1/8 in. (20.6 × 15.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Melva Bucksbaum and the Martin Bucksbaum Family Foundation in honor of Jim Demetrion, 2008.30
Accession number: 2008.30
Classification: photograph
In Collection(s)
Label TextChuck Close is a major American painter well-known for his straightforward, frontal portraits of friends and artists as well as self-portraits. Beginning in 2000, in addition to his painting, prints, and drawings, he began to experiment with daguerreotypes. Daguerreotypes are produced by coating a polished silver-surfaced copper plate with a solution of iodine and bromine to make it light sensitive. It is exposed in the camera and then developed by "fuming" with mercury vapor. This image is a portrait of Jim Demetrion, director of the Art Center from 1969 - 1984. Source: News, January February March, 2009.
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