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Photorealist Art

PHOTOREALISM

A direct challenge to Abstract Expressionism’s subjectivity and gestural vigor, Photorealism was informed by the Pop predilection for representational imagery, popular iconography and tools, like projectors and airbrushes, borrowed from the worlds of commercial art and design.

Whether gritty or gleaming, the subject matter favored by Photorealists is instantly, if vaguely, familiar. It’s the stuff of yellowing snapshots and fugitive memories. The bland and the garish alike flicker between crystal-clear reality and dreamy illusion, inviting the viewer to contemplate a single moment rather than igniting a story.

The virtues of the “photo” in Photorealist art — infused as they are with dazzling qualities that are easily blurred in reproduction — are as elusive as they are allusive. “Much Photorealist painting has the vacuity of proportion and intent of an idiot-savant, long on look and short on personal timbre,” John Arthur wrote (rather admiringly) in the catalogue essay for Realism/Photorealism, a 1980 exhibition at the Philbrook Museum of Art, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At its best, Photorealism is a perpetually paused tug-of-war between the sacred and the profane, the general and the specific, the record and the object.

Robert Bechtle invented Photorealism, in 1963,” says veteran art dealer Louis Meisel. “He took a picture of himself in the mirror with the car outside and then painted it. That was the first one.”

The meaning of the term, which began for Meisel as “a superficial way of defining and promoting a group of painters,” evolved with time, and the core group of Photorealists slowly expanded to include younger artists who traded Rolleiflexes for 60-megapixel cameras, using advanced digital technology to create paintings that transcend the detail of conventional photographs.

On 1stDibs, the collection of Photorealist art includes work by Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Charles Bell and others.

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Style: Photorealist
Greek Key
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Edition of 50
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Lithograph

Regal Moth and Aspen - Highly Detailed Photorealist Close-Up Nature Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
ARTIST'S STATEMENT Creating is an addiction. With all the highs and lows you would expect. I am interested in the surface textures and creating paintings that portray them in realis...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Calumet Vista - Iron and Steel Girder Bridge, Contemporary Photorealist Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting captures a spiderweb like red iron girder beam steel bridge. Roland has always been fascinated by the built environment. Reflecting on what the structures tell about t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

“Scompte”, 12 pieces, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic

Gas Line, Photorealist Silkscreen by Ron Kleemann
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Ron Kleemann, American (1937 - ) Title: Gas Line from the CityScapes Portfolio Year: 1981 Medium: Serigraph on Somerset Paper, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 P...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

Screen

Grove Hardware (Superrealism)
Located in New Orleans, LA
A feat of superrealism masterfully done using watercolor, a notoriously difficult medium. (I apologize for the reflections on the glass - I took a couple of shots at a slight angle t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Watercolor

Peregrine City - Photorealist Painting of a Peregrine Falcon in an Urban Setting
Located in Chicago, IL
Every detail in this extraordinary painting is rendered with exacting care. It is not unusual to find these majestic predatory birds amongst the skyscrapers and bridges of our cites...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Rocks in the Current - Original Photorealist Painting of Dragonflies Atop Stones
Located in Chicago, IL
Painted with extraordinary detail, this moment in nature is captured in Rick Pas' unique style. Four brightly colored green dragonflies sit atop river stones as water gently moves b...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

"Yellow Ferrari", Oleg Turchin, Oil on Canvas, 36" x 54", Photorealism Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Oleg Turchin's "Yellow Ferrari" is an oil on canvas that measures 36" x 54". The painting is a beautiful photorealistic depiction of Ferrari 599 GTO outside the Casino Monte-Carlo in...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"S is for Shelter," Pastel Drawing
Located in Denver, CO
Irene Georgopoulou's (EL based) "S is for Shelter" is a hyperrealist pastel drawing of a paper house folded from comics and two marbles sitting with a "S" wooden letter block. Iren...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Pastel

STACKS 714 - quiet light blue painting
Located in Seattle, WA
Quiet Seascape Painting - Landscape - Light Blue - White - Sky "Jack Flynn conjures weightless scenes in oil with a deep attention paid to both the mute stillness of his chosen sett...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Grappa Flask Run
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A pioneer of the Photorealist movement, Ben Schonzeit has been recognized by the legendary art dealer Louis Meisel—who himself named the movement—as one of the 13 original Photoreali...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Linen, Acrylic

"Notre Dame de Paris at Night", Sorin, Photorealism, French, Landscape
Located in Dallas, TX
"Notre Dame de Paris at Night" by Sorin is a 30x40 inch original oil on canvas. The painting captures a photorealistic night view of the medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Red Tug (Nautical Photorealist Oil Painting on Canvas of a Red Boat)
Located in Hudson, NY
Nautical themed photo-realist oil painting on canvas of a red tug boat with yellow rope and green siding against a bright blue sky oil on canvas, thin wood stripping, 51 x 49 x 2 inc...
Category

1990s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

First of the Day from Calais, Painting, Acrylic on Canvas
Located in Yardley, PA
A medium sized unframed original acrylic painting that is a personal tribute to the incredible Mountbatten Class SRN4 hovercraft and to Hoverlloyd, who operated four of this type bet...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic

Colorite Spice Rack -- Original Oil Painting -- Please watch attached video
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This painting would look amazing in a modern kitchen. Please see accompanying video. One cannot appreciate this painting on a computer screen; in real life, it is absolutely amazin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Alone Together
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original oil on canvas, signed verso. 2020
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil

Marbles in Candyland -- Original Oil Painting
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This huge oil painting is one of a series of two paintings painted on this theme by the photorealist Ralph Stearns. The other painting hangs in the corporate headquarters of Bankhea...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil

Switzerland (Valais, Church of Rarogne) Photographic Travel Poster Mountains
By Philipp Giegel
Located in London, GB
To see our other original vintage travel posters, scroll down to "More from this Seller" and below it click on "See all from this Seller" - or send us a message if you cannot find th...
Category

1960s Photorealist Art

Materials

Lithograph

Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman rare signed platinum print
Located in Austin, US
JIMI HENDRIX ON STAGE AT THE WINTERLAND BALLROOM IN SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 1968. One copy available Signed limited edition #7/150 Rare signed platinum print with deckled bottom edge
Category

1960s Photorealist Art

Materials

Platinum

Eric Clapton "Shangri La"
Located in Austin, US
Eric Clapton taking a break from recording his album ‘No Reason To Cry’ at Shangri La recording studio in Malibu, CA, US, November 21, 1975. Limited edition number 2/50 This stunnin...
Category

Late 20th Century Photorealist Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Dolly Parton "Here You Come Again"
Located in Austin, US
Signed limited edition print by Ed Caraeff of Dolly Parton taken during the cover session for her album ‘Here You Come Again’ in Los Angeles, CA, US, July 7, 1977. Limited edition nu...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Whoppers No. 2
Located in Los Angeles, CA
James Zamora's realistic “aisle paintings” are well-known throughout the US. Using different spatial compositions the artist translates common marketplace imagery into a stylized, el...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Realist Leopard Portrait Wild Cat Painting from British Wildlife Tiger Artist
By Pip McGarry
Located in Preston, GB
The vivid realism of the hairs & whiskers coupled with the intensity of the leopard's eyes make this painting a compelling portrait. McGarry specialises in big cats such as Tigers, a...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil, Paint, Cotton Canvas

Mick Jagger with camera by Baron Wolman signed 11x14" limited edition print
Located in Austin, US
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones by the legendary late photographer, Baron Wolman, Taken on the set of "Performance" in London, September 1968. One copy available Signed limited e...
Category

1960s Photorealist Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

10 Lemons, Limited Edition Silkscreen, Lowell Nesbitt
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
LOWELL NESBITT (1933-1993) One of the most celebrated and most noted for his floral works of art. An artist with a highly personal style, Nesbitt made realistic studies of many theme...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

Screen

Medlar
Located in Deddington, GB
Medlar by Dani Humberstone [2021] original Oil paint on board Image size: H:9.5 cm x W:9.5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:9.5 cm x W:9.5 cm x D:0.3cm Frame Size: H:25.5 cm x W...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman signed limited edition 16x20" print
Located in Austin, US
Jimi Hendrix by iconic photographer, Baron Wolman. Taken at the Travelodge Motel, San Francisco, February 1968 One copy available Signed limited edition #30/175 20x16” hand printed ...
Category

1960s Photorealist Art

Materials

Silver Gelatin

Marina Di Massa, plexiglass photgraph, Italy beach scene
Located in Miami, FL
Massimo Vitali (b. Como, Italy in 1944) is an Italian photographer based in Lucca. Vitali studied photography at the London College of Printing. He initially worked as a photojournal...
Category

Early 2000s Photorealist Art

Materials

Lithograph, Offset

Inside Out, Haiti - Contemporary, 21st Century, Lithograph, Limited Edition
Located in Zug, CH
JR, Inside Out, Haiti Contemporary, 21st Century, Lithograph, Limited Edition 20 colors lithograph on white paper BFK Rives - 300 grams Edition of 180 70 x 100 cm Signed on the bott...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Lithograph

Coastal Palms Mixed Media Painting on Canvas 60h x 40"w
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Coastal Palms One of a kind Mixed Medium on Canvas Collector's Edition Mixed Media: Acrylic, Ink, Stucco, Glass Beads, Crackle Paste SPECIFICATIONS: - Fine art canvas - Profession...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Varnish, Archival Ink, Acrylic, Digital

Hot and Strong
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Keifer brings a fresh perspective to her hyper realistic...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel

"Sugar High," Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Patrick Nevins' (US based) "Sugar High" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a blue and red gummy worm and cast shadow being carried off for dinner by a blue and yellow...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Stilton And Grapes, Kate Verrion, Food Still Life, Original Painting, Affordable
Located in Deddington, GB
Stilton and Grapes [2021] original Oil on Oil paper Image size: H:12 cm x W:12 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:12 cm x W:12 cm x D:4cm Sold Unframed Please note that insitu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Paper

Rt. 30 - Caledonia, PA
Located in New Orleans, LA
An astonishing work of photorealism. I think it speaks for itself, right? In fact, it's probably hard to tell from the pics that it's not a photograph. The artist, Jim Thomson, has p...
Category

Early 2000s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil

Covered - hyper-realism face close up finger closed eye lashes detail oil canvas
Located in London, GB
Anne Moses is a British artist living and working in the UK. Since leaving the University of Manchester with a B.A Honours Degree in Fine Art she has been developing and producing wo...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Sketch for a jewel set - necklace and earrings - Van Cleef Bulgari Cartier 1985
Located in Antwerp, BE
Very rare preparatory drawing for a high jewellery parure in gold; diamonds, sapphires and emeralds. Gouache on tracing paper, signed. It is annotated on the back of the frame "2 for...
Category

1980s Photorealist Art

Materials

Paper

June Twilight
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Kathleen Keifer is a California-based internationally collected artist. She is a leading force of the New California Realism. Kathleen brings a fresh, clean perspective to her colorf...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Faye Dunaway Oscar outtake by Terry O'Neill signed Lifetime Edition
Located in Austin, US
Lifetime prints are the last remaining prints available, signed by Terry O’Neill and obtained from the Terry O’Neill Archive in London. American actress Faye Dunaway takes breakfast...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

C Print

Bill Murray
Located in Austin, US
Signed limited edition print of Bill Murray by Jake Chessum, an outtake from a 2004 Esquire Magazine cover story, shot at Pier 59 Studios one Sunday morning. Available in the follow...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

C Print

FLORA ROYAL 3
Located in Deddington, GB
Allan Forsyth FLORA ROYAL 3 Limited Edition Archival Chromagenic Photographic Print Edition 12 Size: H 100cm x W 100cm x D 2cm Diasec Framed Size: H:100 cm x W:100 cm
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Photogram, Archival Pigment

Studio 54 Logo/Crowds
Located in Scarsdale, NY
Studio 54 Logo/Crowds, 1978 by famed American photographer, Allan Tannenbaum. Archival pigment print. 10 x 15 inch photo on 17 x 22 inch on the finest satin photo paper, Ed. of 50. T...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

The Bee Gees 20th Anniversary Party, 1975
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'The Bee Gees 20th Anniversary Party,' 1975 by famed American photographer, Allan Tannenbaum. Archival pigment print, 10 x 15 inch photo on 17 x 22 inch on the finest satin photo pap...
Category

1970s Photorealist Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Green Jacket
By Alberto Magnani
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Alberto Magnani continues the long art historical tradition of the still-life in his photorealistic paintings of men’s suits, colorful ties, pocket squares, piles of denim, and shirt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Pocket Blackberry
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Blackberry by Dani Humberstone [2021] original Oil paint on canvas Image size: H:5.5 cm x W:5.5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:1 cm x W:5.5 cm x D:5.5cm Frame Size: H:1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Royal Diner, Photorealist Silkscreen by John Baeder
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: John Baeder, American (1938 - ) Title: Royal Diner Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 Image Size: 15.5 x 25.5 inches Size: 22 x 30 in...
Category

1980s Photorealist Art

Materials

Screen

Dani Humberstone, Plum, Original Contemporary Still Life Painting, Oil Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Dani Humberstone Plum Original oil painting, still life, fruit Oil paint on canvas Sheet/Canvas Size: 13 cm x 13 cm x 1 cm Framed Size: 24 cm x 24 cm x 4 cm Sold Framed (Dark texture...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil, Board

Jack Nicholson on the sofa in his room at the Carlyle Hotel in 1981
Located in Scarsdale, NY
'Jack Nicholson on the sofa in his room at the Carlyle Hotel,' 1981 by famed American photographer, Allan Tannenbaum. Archival pigment print. 10 x 15 inch photo on 17 x 22 inch on th...
Category

1980s Photorealist Art

Materials

Photographic Film, Archival Pigment

"Tied Up", Oil Painting
Located in Denver, CO
Heather Neill's (US based) "Tied Up" is an original, handmade oil painting that depicts a wood paneled rustic fishing boat with all its gear and fittings as it floats peacefully in t...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Oil

Ken Orton "Select", Photorealistic Bottles Still Life Oil Painting on Canvas
Located in Saratoga Springs, NY
Ken Orton's "Select" is a 36x54 original oil painting on canvas. This painting depicts a still life setting featuring multiple antique bottles. The bottles range in size, color and s...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Ian Hornak (1944-2002) Title: Still Life with Baroque Cauliflower, Artichokes and Radishes Year: 2002 Medium: Oil on Panel with artist painted frame Size: 42 x 31.5 inches Co...
Category

Early 2000s Photorealist Art

Materials

Wood Panel, Acrylic

Honey Pot II - underwater nude photograph - print on paper 18" x 24"
Located in Santa Monica, CA
An underwater nude photograph of a girl relaxing in the pool. The photograph was taken with terra-cotta background and with green trees and bright blue sky visible thorough the water...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Archival Pigment

Hampshire Summer Garden, Dylan Lloyd, Original Floral Garden Landscape Painting
Located in Deddington, GB
Hampshire Summer Garden by Dylan Lloyd [2021] original Oil paint on canvas Image size: H:50 cm x W:40 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:50 cm x W:40 cm x D:2.5cm Framed Size: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Trap Door / Swimming / Dive / Pool / Summer / Photography
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Trap Door" 12 x 41 inches Unique Photo transparency with resin, paint and silver or gold leaf, on a wood panel. Eric Zener (b. 1966) is a self-taught photorealist artist recogni...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Silver, Foil

Pocket Conference Pear
Located in Deddington, GB
Pocket Conference Pear by Dani Humberstone [2021] original Oil paint on Canvas Image size: H:7 cm x W:5 cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:0.5 cm x W:5 cm x D:1cm Frame Size: H:18...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Photorealist Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

“Serie Saguas 5“, Canvas, Painting
Located in San Jose, CR
Argentine artist Viviana Zargón shows us these empty, uninhabited spaces. Their enormous skeletons put into sharp relief the economic and social collapse of the modernist dream. From...
Category

Early 2000s Photorealist Art

Materials

Acrylic

Extra Large Botanical Cyanotype of Marrakesh Majorelle Palm, Blue Tree on Paper
Located in Barcelona, ES
This is an exclusive handprinted limited edition cyanotype. This cyanotype shows a palm tree from the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakesh. Details: + Title: Marrakesh Majorelle Palm + Y...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Photographic Film, Emulsion, Watercolor, Archival Paper, Photographic Pa...

Waiting, Miami Beach (Blue)
Located in San Juan, PR
Waiting, Miami Beach, 2012 Blue photograph. Available Sizes: (New Piece) 48 x 36 cm, 36 x 24 cm, 36 x 36 cm. Ed. 10 each Alberto Coto is a photographer who shoots commercial and ...
Category

2010s Photorealist Art

Materials

Color, Digital, Photographic Paper

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