Actually, Iconic: Richard Estes
- Official Website
- Arts, Portrait, and Biography
Admired by artists ranging from Salvador Dali to Chuck Close, Richard Estes is a humble icon of modern art. Despite having avoided media attention throughout his long career, he has been called the “king of photorealism,” a movement he helped launch in the late 1960’s. His break with abstract, non-representational art transformed modern painting. Now, at 87, he is ready to reveal the techniques and inspiration behind his art.
In “Actually, Iconic: Richard Estes” filmmaker Olympia Stone explores a rich survey of Estes’ masterpieces with unprecedented access to the artist including glimpses into Estes’ personal life, from his isolation as a child, always being a little “strange,” to coming out in the early 1960s in NYC and the “total wipeout” of the AIDS epidemic on his intimate and personal friendships. Stone creates a delicate portrait which does more than just explore Estes’ lifetime of creative output; it humanizes it.
- Running time
- 68 minutes
- Olympia Stone ... Producer, Director, Editor
- Jody Becker ... Writer
- Adam Shanker ... Director of Photography
- Fred Story ... Music Composer
- Prod. Co.
- Floating Stone Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- New York, NY, Maine
- Release year
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