*chuck

Happy 75th birthday to Chuck Close, known for his photorealistic paintings. Early in his career Close shot black-and-white portraits and reproduced them in large scale on canvas. Here, you can see his system at work in this study for his iconic 1968 self-portrait.

[Chuck Close. Study for Self-Portrait. 1968. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2015 Chuck Close]

This was literally the most amazing moment. When she started talking I was literally like, wait, what???