Still Life: 1970s Photorealism on display




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“’64 Valiant” by Robert Bechtle

MANCHESTER – Imagine paintings that look so real that you feel you can walk into the canvas and back in time, or sculptures so lifelike that you want to reach out and interact with the subjects. Many such paintings will be on display at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester through May 3 with the exhibit Still Life: 1970s Photorealism.
“People are immediately drawn to these works of art,” said Kurt Sundstrom, Currier curator. “Most baby boomers will view this show nostalgically but everyone will appreciate each artist’s precision in creating these seemingly real scenes. The bottom line is that you can’t help but be fascinated when you look at this exhibition.”
In the 1970s, a loosely-knit group of primarily American artists including Richard Estes, Duane Hanson, Tom Blackwell

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