Chuck Close, The Dalai Lama, 2005
Chuck Close limited edition print from The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is still available at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). A part of the proceeds will benefit YBCA.
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama is the result of a collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation. We see this project as a unique opportunity to explore the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for, peace. Through the artist’s work, we also hope to broaden appreciation for the Dalai Lama and the principles he embodies. The project and exhibition title is an evocative play on words – peace will always be elusive, or missing, in our world, but the Dalai Lama consistently shows that dedicating oneself to peace is anything but pointless.
The word ‘portrait’ is used very loosely. Artists were given the freedom to explore the full life of the Dalai Lama; each ‘portrait’ was the result of personal interpretation.
Medium: digital pigment print on Crane Museo paper
Size: 32 by 44 inches
Edition size: 30
Signed and numbered
You can order this Chuck Close limited edition print at the YBCA here