RICHARD ESTES

b. 1932 / American

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.

(Biography courtesy of Artsy)

Group shows

2019

Works for $2,500 & underAlpha 137 Gallery, New York

Panoramic ViewsLouis K. Meisel Gallery, New York

2018

I Love New YorkAlpha 137 Gallery

Figurative PrintsSusan Sheehan Gallery

Grand Salon: The Visionary Eye of Allan StoneAllan Stone Projects, New York

Rare, Collectible and Historic Modern & Contemporary Art PostersAlpha 137 Gallery

Draughtsmanship: Selected Drawings from the Allan Stone CollectionAllan Stone Projects, New York

2017

Graphics Group ShowMarlborough Gallery, Marlborough Gallery, New York

Marlborough Graphics: Summer Group ShowMarlborough Gallery, Marlborough Graphics, New York

2016

Four Print MastersMarlborough Gallery, Marlborough Graphics, New York

Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The PostmodernLeila Heller Gallery, New York

2015

Metropolis: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban LandscapeEdward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York

2014

Sims Reed Gallery at Fine Art Asia 2014Sims Reed Gallery, London