Admired by artists ranging from Salvador Dali to Chuck Close, Richard Estes is a humble icon of modern art. He has been called the “king of photorealism,” a movement he helped launch in the late 1960s. His break with abstract, non-representational art transformed modern painting. Now, at 87, he is ready to reveal the techniques and inspiration behind his art. In “Actually, Iconic: Richard Estes” filmmaker Olympia Stone explores a rich survey of Estes’ masterpieces with unprecedented access to the artist including glimpses into Estes’ personal life, from his isolation as a child, always being a little “strange,” to coming out in the early 1960s in NYC and the “total wipeout” of the AIDS epidemic on his intimate and personal friendships. Stone creates a delicate portrait which does more than just explore Estes’ lifetime of creative output; it humanizes it. (A, D, N, P, S)

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USA, 2019
Run time 1:08
Director: Olympia Stone
Producer: Olympia Stone