• Megumi Eda

Chuck Close-Sexual Harassment.

Updated: Feb 8


I am a bit shocked (or not really😒)to see this article about Chuck Close.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/arts/design/chuck-close-exhibit-harassment-accusations.html I was lucky enough to have been photographed by him on the largest Polaroid camera in the world. One series we did with clothes, and one series we did with no clothes. I remember looking at him: he is a handicapped person and he always needs people’s help but he has a lot of confidence and he is surrounded by people who love him, and he was very charming and looked happy. He made me feel very welcome. At one point he looked at my breasts and said “Small tits with big dark nipples - grotesque!” 😆 but I didn’t take it seriously or felt that he meant it in a sleazy way. I just took it as an accurate observation and he is speaking his mind as an artist. Also I thought "he likes women! Why not?!" At that photo shoot there were a lot of people (including his very nice assistant, Myrna) around me, So I felt very safe. It is one of the unforgettable memories of my career: working with Chuck Close.

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