10 Masters of Photorealism
All images: 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
All sheets: 19 3/4 x 27 5/8 in. (50.2 x 70.2 cm)
Including: Eiffel Tower Restaurant; Flughafen; Manhattan; Subway; Lakewood Mall; Bus Interior; Movies; and Cafeteria Vatican
Please note this set is all unframed.
Signature: All signed and numbered 158/250 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York.
John Arthur pp. 120-123
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