10 Masters of Photorealism
Rare undated poster published on the occasion of Este's exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. This work was hand signed by Estes for us personally in 2015 at a private talk he gave for his retrospective at the Museum of Design in NYC.
Signature: Boldly signed in marker on the recto (front) by Richard Estes.
Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago
Provenance is direct as he signed it personally for us in 2015 after a private talk he gave for his retrospective at the Museum of Design in NYC.
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.
American, b. 1932, Kewanee, Illinois