Jose Lambiet

Artist Chuck Close likes the Setai in Miami Beach a lot. $9 million worth, in fact

Pop art icon Chuck Close has just closed on his third condo at the 40-story Setai Resort & Residences in Miami Beach.

The 25th-floor unit he just bought for $3.4 million boasts floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, which give the artist views of Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

Just redecorated, the 1,316-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condo has a clean, modern design.

The condo was originally listed in January for $4.2 million, but Close picked it up for a cool $800,000 less.

It’s fair to say that, in addiction to massive photorealistic portraits, Chuck’s got a thing for the Setai, at 20th Street and Collins Avenue.

The New York-based artist also owns a 19th floor unit, bought in 2014 for $2.9 million, and yet another one on the 21st floor, bought for $2.4 million the same year.

That’s nearly $9 million worth of condos, all bought with cash.

Many units in the building are vacation rentals that fetch $5,000 a week.

Close didn’t make his name in real estate. He paints and uses photography, sometimes both, to produce enormous photorealistic portraits that made every art student with a pencil jealous.

A medical condition that left him paralyzed has forced him to change his style, and he now uses unconventional media for even more stylized works.

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