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RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
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Urban Landscapes No.2

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RICHARD ESTES (B. 1932)
Urban Landscapes No.2
the complete set of eight screenprints in colors, on Fabriano Cottone paper, 1981, each signed in pencil, and numbered 23/250 (there were also fifteen artist's proof sets), 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: 19 5/8 x 13 in. (499 x 330 mm.)
Each Sheet: 27 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (702 x 499 mm.)
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see Arthur pp. 116-119

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In contrast to his earlier panoramic Urban Landscapes series, Estes’ second portfolio collaboration with Edition 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 primary forms to create a series of screens.

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