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ONLINE Friday Night Flicks: 'Actually Iconic: Richard Estes' at Housatonic Museum of Art

ONLINE Friday Night Flicks: 'Actually Iconic: Richard Estes'

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  • Sep. 25, 2020, 7pm
  • Housatonic Museum of Art
  • 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Marvel at stunning paintings created by photorealist icon Richard Estes. With unmatched access to the artist and his most important works, the film “Actually Iconic: Richard Estes,” presented online by the Housatonic Museum of Art at 7pm, invites viewers into the world of this celebrated, premier painter of American cityscapes. Considered one of the founders of the international photorealist movement of the late 1960s, Estes, alongside greats such as John Baeder, Ralph Goings and Chuck Close, replicated the appearance of a photograph onto canvas through layering and merging multiple viewpoints with painstaking precision to create rich, complex urban scenes. Estes avoided media attention throughout his long career, until this film, at age 87, he revealed the techniques and the inspiration behind his art. Director Olympia Stone creates a sensitive portrait of this innovative artist that will have you giving his work a second, or third, worthwhile look. The film is part of an exceptional online, art-inspired film series presented by Housatonic Museum of Art and curated by the Connecticut Film Festival. A question and answer session with Olympia Stone will follow the film. 

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900 Lafayette Blvd.

Bridgeport, Connecticut