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Richard Estes

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Birthplace
Kewanee, Illinois

Birth year
1932

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Statement

Richard Estes is an American painter who is best known for his photorealistic paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s.

Most of Estes' paintings from the early 1960s are of city dwellers engaged in everyday activities. Beginning around 1967, Richard began to paint storefronts and buildings with glass windows, and more importantly, the reflected images shown on these windows. The paintings were based on color photographs he would take, which trapped the evanescent nature of the reflections, which would change in part with the lighting and the time of day. While some amount of alteration was done for the sake of aesthetic composition, it was important to Richard that the central and the main reflected objects be recognizable, but also that the evanescent quality of the reflections be retained.

His works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

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Recent Exhibits

Richard Estes participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Peintures et sculptures
Marlborough Monaco
 
Jun, 2013 Summer Group Exhibition
Marlborough Gallery New York
 
Mar, 2013 Hyperrealism 1967-2012
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
 
Jan, 2013 PRINT
WOODWARD GALLERY
 
Sep, 2012 Multiplicity
ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART
 
Sep, 2012 New York by Night
Marlborough Gallery New York
 
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