Lot 230
  • 230

Richard Estes

200,000 - 250,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Richard Estes
  • Circus, Circus
  • oil on canvas mounted on board
  • 17 by 24 in. 43.2 by 61 cm.
  • Executed in 1971.


Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above


Louis K. Meisel, Photorealism, New York, 1980, no. 521, p. 234, illustrated in color
Louis K. Meisel, Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings: 1966-1985, New York, 1986, no. 164, p. 134, illustrated

Catalogue Note

What I am trying to paint is not something different, but something more like the place I've photographed. Somehow the paint and the intensity of color emphasize the light and do things to build up form that a photograph does not do. In that way the painting is superior to the photograph - Richard Estes