Ralph Goings, ‘Twin Springs Diner’, 1981, Print, RoGallery
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Ralph Goings

Twin Springs Diner, 1981

22 1/2 × 27 in
57.2 × 68.6 cm
Edition of 300 + 40AP
.
$900
Location
Long Island City
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Long Island City

Image size: 17 x 23 inches

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Signed and numbered in pencil on bottom.
Ralph Goings
American, b. 1928
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The senior member of the original group of Photorealist painters, Ralph Goings is best known for his paintings of 35mm color slides that illustrate the familiar, middle-class imagery of California. In his non-interpretaive paintings, Goings depicts his subjects exactly as-is—matter-of-fact portrayals of tabletops, pick-up trucks, supermarkets, hamburger stands, and eventually New York diners upon his cross-country move. Born in Corning, California, Goings studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, followed by the California State University in Sacramento. In his process, Goings takes several hundred slides of his subject and projects his favorite image onto a canvas. After a detailed pencil drawing, he enlarges his slide to render a painting, which he has described as using “the impersonal, mechanical image of the photograph to paint a facsimile of reality.”

Ralph Goings, ‘Twin Springs Diner’, 1981, Print, RoGallery
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About the work
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Long Island City

Image size: 17 x 23 inches

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil on bottom.
Ralph Goings
American, b. 1928
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The senior member of the original group of Photorealist painters, Ralph Goings is best known for his paintings of 35mm color slides that illustrate the familiar, middle-class imagery of California. In his non-interpretaive paintings, Goings depicts his subjects exactly as-is—matter-of-fact portrayals of tabletops, pick-up trucks, supermarkets, hamburger stands, and eventually New York diners upon his cross-country move. Born in Corning, California, Goings studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, followed by the California State University in Sacramento. In his process, Goings takes several hundred slides of his subject and projects his favorite image onto a canvas. After a detailed pencil drawing, he enlarges his slide to render a painting, which he has described as using “the impersonal, mechanical image of the photograph to paint a facsimile of reality.”

Ralph Goings

Twin Springs Diner, 1981

22 1/2 × 27 in
57.2 × 68.6 cm
Edition of 300 + 40AP
.
$900
Location
Long Island City
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