Phil Manipulated Chuck Close, Phil Manipulated, 1982.

Chuck Close


Chosen by: Colleen Laramie, Gallery Member


“Chuck Close is one of the artists that I can say I know exactly where I was when I first saw his work. Seattle. About 15 to 20 years ago.

Seeing his art just made me see in a new way. I was blown away on so many levels.

Even though this work is an old piece, it is still so powerful. Here it is, 15 or 20 years later, and I am still blown away and Chuck Close is still making me see in new ways.”


Chuck Close, Phil Manipulated, 1982. Pigment on hand-made paper. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of J. Ron and Jacqueline Longstaffe. This work is currently on display in An Autobiography of Our Collection.

Colleen Laramie is an artist in Vancouver. 

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