New York, Allan Stone Projects, 'Draughtsmanship: Selected Drawings from the Allan Stone Collection,' March - April 2018
Richard Estes is one of the foremost Photo Realist painters and was given his first solo exhibition at the Allan Stone Gallery in 1968. He was greatly influenced by the realist painting and drawing of Edgar Degas, Edward Hopper, and Thomas Eakins when he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Estes is the recipient of a National Council for the Arts fellowship and is a member of the National Academy of Design. His works can be found in numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is window matted and hinged along the reverse of the upper edge to the backing board. The right edge is uneven from having been removed from a spiral notebook. There is time staining to the extreme edges of the sheet, not visible when matted. There are two passages of faint discoloration to the center of the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There are scattered handling marks and media smudging, primarily to the upper left corner. Framed under Plexiglas. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.