Richard Estes : The Complete Paintings, 1966-1985

By: Richard Estes; Louis K. Meisel

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Signed By Richard Estes and Louis Meisel. Estes uses photography as a starting point for painting. He goes out and takes dozens of photographs of the same thing from different angles - street corners, diners, reflections on plate glass windows - then he cuts, pastes and manipulates the pictures. Finally, at his easel, he tries to make his painting as faithful to the photos as he can. "Often he's putting two and three photographs together in order to create a complete image, and then basically compressing them into the compositional size and shape that he's looking for in a finished painting," The result is a city street you know you've walked on but that doesn't really exist. He'll raise the height of a building, he'll move a car a little bit. He'll transpose the location of a street lamp or light post. ... He composes it. Estes takes chunks of reality - a hyper-realistic reality that's clean and pure - and combines the chunks into something that doesn't really exist except on his canvases. And here's the thing about those canvases, they are canvases. "You get up close and they're really paintings. In photographs, when they're reproduced in books, they often look like photographs. But when you get to an exhibition and you see them as paintings, you see how very present the paint is on the surface."

Title: Richard Estes : The Complete Paintings, 1966-1985

Author Name: Richard Estes; Louis K. Meisel

Illustrator: Richard Estes

Categories: Painting, Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 78ooo

Keywords: PAINTERS UNITED STATES PAINTING AMERICAN ART