Lot 273
  • 273

Richard Estes

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Richard Estes
  • Ticket Window
  • signed
  • oil on canvas
  • 30 3/8 by 20 1/4 in. 77.2 by 51.5 cm.
  • Executed in 1969.


Allan Stone Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Austria
Sotheby's, London, June 23, 2005, Lot 245
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

The reason I take a lot of photographs is to make up for the fact that one photograph really doesn't give me all the information I need. Also, the camera is like one eye and it really deals only with values. And painting is trickery, because you can make people respond by guiding their eyes around the picture. The photograph doesn't do that because a camera doesn't have ideas. It can only reproduce, so you have to use a lot of trickery.
- Richard Estes