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Episode 6: Chuck Close & David Blaine

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In ICONOCLASTS: Blaine + Close, the award winning visual artist Chuck Close and the legendary illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine show how they manipulate reality and ignore accepted limits to create awe-inspiring work. While on the surface it might seem that the work of these two friends is completely divergent, Close and Blaine are both driven by a desire to challenge notions of reality and defy expectations. The pair demonstrate their various tricks and reveal the meticulous technique and unwavering dedication to hard work behind their art. The episode features the artists visiting various studios and museums in New York City and even includes a trip to Houdini’s grave.