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Al Gore

Al Gore
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Artist
Chuck Close, 5 Jul 1940 - 19 Aug 2021
Sitter
Al Gore, born 31 Mar 1948
Date
2009
Type
Textile
Medium
Jacquard tapestry
Dimensions
212.1 × 184.5 × 1 cm (83 1/2 × 72 5/8 × 3/8")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie
Tapestry
Al Gore: Male
Al Gore: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Al Gore: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Al Gore: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee
Al Gore: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist
Al Gore: Business and Finance\Land developer
Al Gore: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Tennessee
Al Gore: Nobel Prize
Al Gore: Oscar
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Annette P. Cumming
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery
Object number
NPG.2020.136
Exhibition Label
Al Gore served as vice president of the United States for two terms under President Bill Clinton. He ran for president in 2000 but was defeated by George W. Bush in one of the closest and most hotly contested elections in American history. Gore went on to chair Current TV and now focuses on addressing the climate change crisis. After winning an Academy Award in 2007 for An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to combat global warming. His second film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, was released in 2017.
In 2000, artist Chuck Close made portraits to raise funds for Gore’s presidential campaign. Working with Magnolia Editions, he created wall-size Jacquard tapestry portraits based on a Polaroid image that he took on July 23, 2000, in New York City. This tapestry was produced for the Cummings in 2009.
Al Gore fue vicepresidente de Estados Unidos durante dos términos bajo el presidente Bill Clinton. En el año 2000, se postuló para la presidencia, pero fue derrotado por George W. Bush en una de las elecciones más apretadas y disputadas de la historia del país. Gore pasó a presidir Current TV y ahora centra su atención en la crisis del cambio climático. En 2007 ganó un Oscar por Una verdad incómoda (2006) y recibió el Premio Nobel de la Paz por su lucha contra el calentamiento global. Su segunda película salió en 2017, titulada en español Una verdad muy incómoda: Ahora o nunca.
En el 2000, Chuck Close hizo retratos para recaudar fondos en la campaña presidencial de Gore. En colaboración con Magnolia Editions, creó tapices para pared basados en una foto Polaroid que tomó el 23 de julio de 2000 en la ciudad de Nueva York. Este tapiz fue producido para los Cumming en 2009.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery