Lot 204
  • 204

Richard Estes

300,000 - 500,000 USD
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  • Richard Estes
  • On the Staten Island Ferry Looking Toward Manhattan
  • signed 
  • oil on linen
  • 39 1/2 by 73 in. 100.3 by 185.4 cm.
  • Executed in 1989.


Allan Stone Gallery, Inc., New York
Louis K. Meisel Collection, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Osaka, The Museum of Art; Kintetsu, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard Estes, July - October 1990, cat. no. 54, p. 64, illustrated in color
Iwate Museum of Art; Iwaki City Art Museum; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art; Hokkaido, Hakodate Museum of Art; New Brunswick, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Musuem, American Photorealism, April 2004 - March 2005, cat. no. 33 


John Arthur, Richard Estes: Paintings and Prints, New York 1993, p. 62, illustrated
Louis K. Meisel, Photorealism Since 1980, New York 1993, no. 600, p. 201, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Part of the power of these pictures is that there’s kind of like a million stories embedded in them...If you go to any of these locales, these are the stage sets on which our lives have been led.”

Patterson Sims
Max Kutner, "Richard Estes' Incredibly Realistic Paintings Require a Double Take", 17 October 2014, Smithsonian.com