Rare Watercolor Collection on Display at Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted on July 25th, 2007

Milwaukee, WI, July 25, 2007 – Comprised of approximately twenty-five watercolors by principal Photorealist artists such as Chuck Close, Richard Estes, and Ralph Goings, the PieperPower Photorealists Watercolor Collection features works created at the height of these influential artists’ popularity in the 1970s and 80s.

 The display of this collection, on view for a limited time in two galleries on the Museum’s Main Level, offers a rare and exciting opportunity to see the stunning veracity of these extraordinary artists. The Milwaukee Art Museum is proud to be the first museum to present this collection to the general public.

“This collection is an affirmation of the ways in which art nourishes all of us, and affords us an invaluable opportunity to examine ourselves and our American culture,” notes Joe Ketner, chief curator at the Museum and coordinator of the exhibition. “The technical skill that is on display in these works is immediately fascinating, and the pieces in this collection depict elements of Americana-like station wagons, gumball machines, and Heinz ketchup-that are familiar to all of us, in many different ways.” Built under the vision of Richard Pieper, Sr., the collection will be on view through October 14, 2007.