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Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Richard Estes' Realism surveys fifty years of the artist's work, including his most famous canvases from the 1970s that reveal his technical skill in painting reflections in the metal and glass surfaces of New York's urban landscape. The authors discuss Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography and place him within the historical narrative of realist painting. Fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an account of his life.