"Fanny/Fingerpainting" represents one of the largest and most masterly executions
of a technique Chuck Close developed in the mid-l980s. That technique involved the
direct of pigment to a surface with the artist's fingertips. By adjusting the
amount of pigment and the pressure of his finger on the canvas, Close could achieve
a wide of tonal effects. Typically, he worked from a
which he would divide into many smaller units by means of a grid. He then transposed
onto a much larger canvas and meticulously reproduced each section of it.
The result is a monumental, close-up view that forces an uncomfortable intimacy upon