Chuck Close’s Game Is Just Terrific

Gatecrasher today has an item about Chuck Close at Tuesday’s Whitney gala and, boy, is it fun. The 70-year-old, wheelchair-bound artist crashed the more casual party downstairs, complete with dance floor, and was apparently mobbed by women.

“It was so boring upstairs, I couldn’t wait to get down here with you kids,” he told the paper, eventually rolling out onto the dance floor with a cluster of women.

One girl cooed that Mr. Close is “the most famous living artist in America.” Jeff Koons, also in attendance, clearly needs to step up his game.

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