Chuck Close: Spend Stimulus Money on Art

He says artists are shovel ready.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Artist Chuck Close has a way to spruce up the country and spend loose stimulus money. Have artists teach kids or buy their art for public buildings. "Artists are shovel ready," says Close, who gives U.S. embassies his art.

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