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Richard Estes

[American Photorealist Painter, born in 1932]

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I don't enjoy looking at the things I paint, so why should you enjoy it?
- Richard Estes, quoted by Anthony Haden-Guest in True Colors


    Richard Estes Works Online    
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Original works by Richard Estes available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteRichard Estes at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, summer 1979

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteRichard Estes at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Linoleum Store or Danbury Tile, screenprint, 1972

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Water Taxi, Mount Desert, 1999

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Mississippi

Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Museum of the National Academy of Design, New York City
NYC Parking Lot, 1969
Subway, 1981

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
Hotel Empire, 1987

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, Netherlands
(Click on the artwork titles, not the thumbnails)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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University of Maine Museum of Art
Downtown - Reflections, color woodcut, 1991

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The artworks aren't labelled, but click to page 2 for what appear to be 3 paintings by Richard Estes

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database

Richard Estes at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia
Cafeteria H.C. XVI, 1970

Artnet Artist Works Catalogues  

Hyperrealism and Photorealism
Apollo, 1968

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Richard Estes  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Art + Auction Magazine
Photo gallery accompanying the article Keeping it Real (click "next" to see several more paintings by Richard Estes)

artcritical, the online magazine of art and ideas
A Dialogue Between Gregory J. Peterson and Richard Estes

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