Chuck Close self-portraitNew York Times’ Linda Yablonsky recently wrote this about the artist Chuck Close:

“Close, who is 73, has been bound to a motorized wheelchair since 1988, when a spinal artery collapse caused near-total paralysis. That didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for either making art or collecting it, and other things as well …”

Wheelchair bound since 1988? “WTF? Somebody cut the man loose!” tweeted disability arts guru