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Chuck Close’s Obama Portraits Will Go for $100,000 a Pop at Private Sale

Close. (Patrick McMullan)

In this week’s New Yorker, Calvin Tomkins details the creation of Chuck Close’s portrait of President Obama. Working from a Polaroid, Mr. Close created a woven tapestry of the president’s image, which was on view at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C., during the Democratic National Convention. The tapestry is one of 10 that Mr. Close is making of the president, which are set to go on sale for $100,000 each, along with a variety of other prints, at a private invitation-only sale in October to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. Read More

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Sotheby’s Gets on Keith Haring Bandwagon—Minus Subway Drawings

Keith Haring. Untitled, 1982. Courtesy Sotheby's

The art world is abuzz with Keith Haring these days. With the Brooklyn Museum exhibiting his early work, galleries and cultural institutions like MoMA and Pace Prints have also gotten on board and now Sotheby’s has announced its own selling exhibition, “Keith Haring: Shine On.” Opening March 30, it presents 32 works across a wide range of mediums, like canvases, tarps and sculpture, ranging in value from $25,000 to $1.5 million. Read More