Close Encounter of the Inferred Kind:
2-D or not 2-D? Chuck Close’s Untitled #1, 1997/2005, part of “Pictures from the Moon: Artists’ Holograms, 1969-2008,” in the New Museum’s lobby gallery. The show, which also features mesmerizing fool-the-eye works by Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, and Bruce Nauman, accompanies “Ghosts in the Machine,” the museum-wide exploration of artists’ fascination with technology.
The robots that run the world in the future are going to love this stuff.
Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York. ©Chuck Close.