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)
All signed and annotated 'A.P' in pencil (one of 15 artist's proofs, the edition was 250), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, all framed.
Including: Eiffel Tower Restaurant; Flughafen; Manhattan; Subway; Lakewood Mall; Bus Interior; Movies; and Cafeteria Vatican
John Arthur pp. 121-123
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