Review: Richard Estes’ Realism

Richard Estes, Jone's Diner, 1975 / Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Richard Estes, Jone’s Diner, 1975 / Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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October 31, 2014 5:00 am

Giorgio Vasari, introducing his Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, wrote that “the ravening maw of time…has…blotted out and destroyed the names of all those who have been kept alive by any other means than by the…pens of writers.”

Let us hope he was wrong. If the reputation of any of today’s artists is to survive, it will be in spite of many of those who write about art, and especially of those who write the blurbs accompanying art objects in museums. Take as an example the

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