Lot 240
  • 240

Richard Estes

300,000 - 400,000 USD
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  • Richard Estes
  • Times Square at 3:53 P.M., Winter
  • signed
  • oil on canvas
  • 27 by 48 3/4 in. 68.6 by 123.8 cm.
  • Executed in 1985.


Private Collection, New York (acquired directly from the artist in 1989)
Christie's, New York, May 14, 2002, lot 37
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Osaka, The Museum of Art, Kintetsu; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard Estes, July - October 1990, cat. no. 36, p. 48, illustrated in color
Portland Museum of Art, Richard Estes: Urban Landscapes, May - July 1991
New York, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Richard Estes: Paintings 1967-1993, May - July 1994
Savannah College of Art and Design, Exhibit A Gallery, Photorealists, October - November 1997, p. 21, illustrated
Seoul, Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Illusion and Reality: Hyperrealism Painting in Korea and America, March - April 2001, p. 71, illustrated
Aarhus Kunstmuseum, This is America: American Photorealists, September - November 2001, pp. 48-49, illustrated
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Shock of the Real: Photorealism Revisted, December 2008 - March 2009


Louis K. Meisel, Richard Estes: The Complete Paintings 1966-1985, New York, 1986, p. 128, illustrated
Louis K. Meisel, Photorealism Since 1980, New York, 1993, pl. 551, p. 181, illustrated in color
Carsten Grubach, "Det er altsa ogsa Amerika," Jydske Vestkysten, August 22, 2001, illustrated
Mette Sandbye, "Spejlverdener," Weekend Avisen, August 28, 2001, illustrated
Abraham Broderson, "Den uvirkelige virkelighed," Politiken, August 31, 2001, illustrated
Max Melgaard, "Jamen det er jo Amerika," Nordjyske Stiftstidende, October 2, 2001, illustrated
"Nej, Det er Ikke et Fotografi," Arhus/Onsdag, October 3, 2001 illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Richard Estes' painting is painting of an instant before it can be shattered into a thousand pieces, into a thousand shrill noises, an equilibrium dreamt of and given form. In this, it is not a painting of impression but of memory; it is surreal." Nico Orengo in: Exh. Cat., Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Richard Estes, 2007, p. 115