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About Richard Estes

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Four Print Masters, Marlborough Gallery, New York
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue, Allan Stone Projects, New York
Metropolis: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York