Richard Estes
American, born 1932
2,745 followers
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Draughtsmanship: Selected Drawings from the Allan Stone Collection,
Allan Stone Projects
Grand Salon: The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone,
Allan Stone Projects
2017
Graphics Group Show,
Marlborough Gallery

Considered a founder of the Photorealist movement, Richard Estes is best known for his paintings of city scenes in New York. Compiling his compositions from multiple source photographs, Estes reconstructs reality in highly convincing renderings. He often incorporates reflective surfaces, such as shop windows and shiny cars, yielding mirrored imagery that serves to enhance what the naked eye is capable of perceiving. In Double Self-Portrait (1976), for example, the artist and an entire street scene behind him are reflected in meticulous detail against the glass façade of a diner.

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