The third volume in his series on the subject, Louis K. Meisel's "Photorealism at the Millennium" documents the movement's evolution through the 1990s. More than 600 colour images, including such distinctive works as Tom Blackwell's "Odalisque Express", Richard Estes's "Spring Afternoon, Madison Square, New York" and Ralph Going's "Duke Diner" represent the decade. Ron Kleemann, Richard McLean, David Parrish, John Salt - every major Photorealist and many of Meisel's discoveries are featured. Begun in the early 1970s, this series is Meisel's ongoing chronicle of an entire contemporary movement, and the essay written by Linda Chase, included in this volume, places the paintings in context.
Louis K. Meisel, author of several Abrams books, is a New York art dealer and the leading proponent of Photorealism - in fact, he coined the term for the movement in the late 1960s. Linda Chase's groundbreaking interviews with the first Photorealists appeared in Art in America in the early 1970s, and she has since written extensively on the movement. She divides her time between New Kingston, New York, and Naples, Florida.