Richard Estes

Columbus Circle Looking North . 2009

+ Museum of Arts and Design

Richard Estes is widely considered to be the pioneer and master of American Photorealism. Beyond the discipline of attaining an uncanny sense of verisimilitude, Estes accomplishes a profound reinvention of the image. The renowned cityscapes of the artist, works such as 79th Street Bus Stop, 2013, are often constituted by a complex system of intertwined perspectives that are achieved through the use of reflection and refraction, a characteristic aspect of his work. This system of perspectives, along with a distinct usage of cropping, distills the artist’s gesture and sense of invention.
Marlborough Gallery

The Plaza . 1991

Bus with Reflection of the Flatiron Building . 1966-1967

Horn and Hardart Automat .1967

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