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RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
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RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)

Urban Landscapes No. 3

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RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
Urban Landscapes No. 3
the complete set of eight screenprints in colors, on Fabriano Cottone paper, 1981, each signed in pencil, numbered 129/250 (there were also fifteen artist's proofs for each), published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, each with full margins, in very good condition, together with justification page, each print in an individual paper folder and all within the original, green cloth-covered portfolio box
Each Image: 14 x 20 in. (356 x 508 mm.)
Each Sheet: 19 5/8 x 27 ½ in. (499 x 699 mm.)
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Literature
see Arthur pp. 120-123
Exhibited
Williamstown, Massachusetts, Williams College Museum of Art; Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; The Modern Art of the Print: Selections from the Collection of Lois and Michael Torf, 5 May-14 October 1984, no. 52, p. 142 (illustrated)

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Including: Manhattan; Cafeteria, Vatican; Fluhafen; Subway; Bus Interior; Movies; Eiffel Tower Restaurant; and Lakewood Mall

In contrast to his earlier Urban Landscapes series, Estes’ second portfolio collaboration with Domberger features eight vertically-oriented compositions of glass facades and narrow spaces. Rendered in dark tones these alternately flat and perspectival constructions depict sites in New York, San Francisco, and London. Their glass and metal facades create a rich pattern of signage and reflective planes. Screenprinting, a stencil process was the ideal medium to approximate Estes’ elaborate, flat, and linear images. For Estes’ screens he shipped painted maquettes to their German workshop, where the printers broke down the image into its general forms to create a series of screens.

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