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A photograph that deals with the real world… Irving Penn, beyond beauty

“A photograph that deals with the real world but at the same time seeks to free itself of it.” – Irving Penn, unpublished note, about 2007 Ivy Sanders Schneider- A disembodied gray head with bright red lips, floating in a field of cracked green decorates the cover of Irving Penn: Beyond

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The Eye Man: An Interview with Richard Estes by David Ebony

David Ebony— Richard Estes is one of a very few painters from the original Photorealist movement of the 1960s and early ’70s who remains true to the precepts of the genre and has continued to thrive. Unlike those of many other practitioners of Photorealism, Hyperrealism or Super-realism, as the movement

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