06/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chuck Close Divorce? Artist's Marriage To Leslie Close May Be Over

Is the music over for legendary painter Chuck Close and his wife?

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reports that Close was recently seen in the company of a tall blonde and was overheard telling guests at the opening of the new Picasso show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that his wife "has the house in the Hamptons.

"I won't be going this summer," the artist reportedly said. "I'm not going to miss it. I've moved on."

Close is a permanent fixture on the New York City party circuit and often appears solo.