Chuck CLOSE (1940)

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Chuck CLOSE (1940) (United states) is an artist born in 1940 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a drawing-watercolor sold in 1984, at Christie's, and the most recent auction result is a print-multiple sold in 2020. Artprice.com's price levels for this artist are based on 898 auction results. Especially: painting, print-multiple, sculpture-volume, photography, drawing-watercolor, tapestry. 8 art works by artist Chuck CLOSE (1940) will soon be available in auction rooms. You can also discover 9 artwork(s) currently for sale on Artprice's Marketplace. , sold by 2 Artprice store(s).