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