Kentucky Fried Chicken

Richard Estes

American, born 1932

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2007

  • Not On View

Silkscreen with 110 colors on paper

Dimensions: 28 1/2 × 20 in. (72.4 × 50.8 cm)

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. William S. White, 2013.19

Since the invention of photography in the early 19th century, artists like Richard Estes have used the camera as a tool in picture making. Estes embraced the precision and accuracy of the camera and used the photographic image as his main reference. As a native of Chicago, Illinois, he was deeply influenced by the city’s urban landscape. This work has the incisive, hyperreal quality that characterizes his Photorealist cityscapes, particularly a fascination with multilayered reflections on storefront and car windows.

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