As part of our Frieze art fair 2012 coverage, leading artists, from Tacita Dean to Rachel Whiteread, decode the masterpiece that most inspires them. We begin with Chuck Close.
Ever since I was a student, my favourite artist has been Johannes Vermeer. I understand, or can intuit, how every painting ever made, from the Lascaux caves to today’s most cutting-edge work, was painted. Information about a piece’s creation – touch, hand, process, technique – is embedded in the paint, like a Hansel and Gretel trail.
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