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Photo credit: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

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Title: Urban Landscapes
Date: 1981
Medium: Color screenprint on C. M. Fabriano Cottone paper
Dimensions: Image: 14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm); Sheet: 19 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches (50.2 x 69.9 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Nathaniel Donson, Class of 1958
Object Number: 86.092.008
Label Text: For each of the sites illustrated in these photorealistic screenprints, Estes took multiple photographs from different angles. He used them to render crisp and dazzling compositions that draw attention to the often-overlooked details of such banal spaces as shopping malls, bus and subway interiors, airports, and city streets by exaggerating reflectiveness, light, color, and surface texture. Sometimes requiring as many as
150 passes through the press and produced using many hand-applied layers of ink, these exquisite prints invite close observation to appreciate the innovative rendering of urban spaces that Estes is able to achieve. ("All for One and One for All: Portfolios from the Permanent Collection," co-curated by Andrea Inselmann and Sonja Gandert and presented at the Johnson Museum June 24-August 20, 2017)

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