14 December 2016–24 March 2017
A large portrait of the former director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, is the first work by American artist Chuck Close to enter a public collection in Britain.
The portrait Sandy Nairne (2015) by Chuck Close is currently part of the display ‘Depicting the Human Head’.
Sandy Nairne said: ‘It is an honour to be portrayed by Chuck Close for the National Portrait Gallery in a way that is bold and intriguing. Chuck Close is an artist whom I generally admire.’
Chuck Close: Depicting the Human Head
National Portrait Gallery, Room 33
St. Martin’s Place
0207 306 0055
Thursday and Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am–6pm
Admission is free.
Chuck Close ‘SANDY NAIRNE’ (2015)
Archival watercolour pigment print on Hahnemuhle rag paper, 2015, 1896 x 1523 mm
© Chuck Close/National Portrait Gallery, London; commissioned by the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery, and donated by the artist 2015