Published by Other Criteria Books. Edited by Jason Beard. Text by Patterson Sims. Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Based in Maine and New York, Richard Estes (born 1932) is a pioneer of Photorealist painting and its most devoted and accomplished practitioner. His work is defined by a profound commitment to the quotidian truths of his depictions. Over the last half century, the rare integrity of his creative process has unveiled a rich understanding of the world around us, even as our cities, our landscapes and our rituals change—slowly and steadily, then all at once. Richard Estes: Voyages accompanies the artist's first UK retrospective at Newport Street Gallery, London, and presents a broad selection of more than 45 paintings made over the last 30 years, from his timeless, pristine depictions of New York City to his lesser-known paintings made following trips to Europe, Asia, Africa and Antarctica. The book includes a conversation between Estes and Hans Ulrich Obrist, and features an essay by curator Patterson Sims.