Every time the portraitist Chuck Close sees a person, he must “remeet” him or her. Even after hearing someone’s name he does not remember anything about the person. When working in his studio, he must interview people who walk through the door to determine what they are doing there, regardless of the last time they met. By contrast, with faces that are two-dimensional pictures, he has a nearly photographic memory.
Recorded June 2010; Posted August 2010