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Charles Ford
Blimpie, America's Best Dressed Sandwich Pop Art Photo Realist Silkscreen Litho

1989

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Charles Ford, American Photo Realist Pop Artist Texas Artist Photorealism is a movement which began in the late 1960's, in which scenes are painted in a style closely resembling photographs. The subject matter is usually mundane and without particular interest; the true subject of a photorealist work is the way we unconsciously interpret photographs and paintings in order to create a mental image of the object represented. The leading members of the Photorealist movement are Richard Estes, Chuck Close, John Kacere,Ralph Goings and Robert Cottingham. Estes specializes in street scenes with elaborate reflections in window-glass; Close does enormous portraits of neutral faces. Other photorealists also typically specialize in a particular subject matter: trucks, horses, diners, etc. B O R N 1941, Dallas, TX E D U C A T I O N 1964 B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lamar University, Beaumont, TX E X H I B I T I O N S Uptown Gallery, One-Man Show, New York City Michele Birnbaum Fine Art, New York City Museum of the City of New York, Permanent Collection Rosenbaum Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mallet Fine Art, New York City Chicago Art Exposition, Chicago, Illinois Love Galleries, Chicago, Illinois Gallery Henoch, New York City Las Vegas Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Expo, New York City Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, New York, Museum of the City of New York, "Painting New York" Uptown Gallery, New York City New Artists at Madison Square Garden, New York City
  • Creator:
    Charles Ford (1941, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1989
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 21.9 in (55.63 cm)Width: 25.6 in (65.03 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3826169352
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