Richard ESTES<br/>
<em>No title (Grant's)</em> 1972 <!-- (recto) --><br />

colour screenprint<br />
35.8 x 51.7 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased with funds donated by Noel Belcher Bequest, Max Smith, Diana Lempriere and 2020-2021 Richard Estes Appeal donors, 2021<br />
2021.194.5<br />
© Richard Estes

Richard Estes Appeal


Richard Estes Appeal

Thank you to our community for your support towards the acquisition of Urban landscapes I 1972 by respected American artist Richard Estes. Estes was one of the founders of the Photorealist movement and this series is the artist’s first and most collectable body of work. Comprising of eight richly coloured screenprints depicting various urban streetscapes in the early 1970s, this series wonderfully demonstrates the technical complexity and precision of Estes.

This was a rare opportunity to acquire the complete set by an artist synonymous with Photorealism, and also introduce an important American artist to the NGV Collection. We warmly acknowledge the below supporters for their generosity in enabling this acquisition to enter the NGV Collection.

Leadership Gifts

Noel Charles Belcher Bequest
Mr Max Smith
Mrs Diana Lempriere


Mrs Jan Armstrong-Conn & Mr William Conn OAM
Mr Geoffrey Baker & Mrs Vivienne Baker
Dr Margaret Bullen
Mrs Pamela Chin
Mr Gregory Clayton
Mrs Jill D’Arcy
Mrs Sandra Dent
Ms Pennelope Doughty
Ms Lesley Hale
Mr Gerard Hayes
Mrs Susan Hughes & Mr Christopher Hughes
Ms Jane Juricic
Ms Ann Lavale
Mr David Letham & Ms Lesley Letham
Ms Rosemary Miller & Mr Peter Miller
Mrs Beatrice Moignard
Dr Susanne Pearce
Ms Kay Rodda
Mr Gerard Shanahan
Dr Jeffrey John Turnbull
Ms Diane Tweeddale
Ms Judy Ward
The Hon. Michael Watt QC & Ms Cecilie Hall
Ms Irena Zdanowicz OAM