Utilizing a variety of vibrant colors in a myriad of varied, small geometric shapes, Chuck Close created a startlingly lifelike portrayal of his subject of fellow artist, James Siena. James appears as if staring the viewer straight in the eye; he is fearless and slightly confrontational, eager to address the viewer's gaze head-on. Close mastered the ability to create a cohesive whole while still allowing the viewer to witness the small components from which his subject in entirety is constructed, creating a stunning piece that encourages the viewer to observe the piece both up close and far away.
Created in 2004, this screen print in color is hand-signed by Chuck Close in pencil in the lower margin and numbered from the edition of 80 in pencil in the lower margin. James is part of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.