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Leslie, Fingerprint

This work is one of many that Close created by using fingerprints. Close always makes portraits of people he knows, like this portrait of his wife, Leslie.


Leslie, Fingerprint



1) Why do you think he chose to use his fingerprint as the tool for art making?

2) What are fingerprints usually used for?

3) If you made a portrait of someone you know, who would it be and why?


1) This picture is more like a mug-shot than a portrait. Why do you think Close chose to make this picture of his wife so impersonal?

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