Friday, September 25, 2020

Robert Bechtle's photo-realistic Alameda

I only just realized, reading an obituary of him, that Bay Area artist Robert Bechtle passed away.

I wasn't really familiar with Bechtle, but I sure am familiar with his work!

Here's Alameda Gran Torino, 1974

Here's Six Houses on Mound Street, 2006

Here's Sterling Avenue, Alameda II, 1991

I visit these places every day.

And that stretch of Alameda has barely changed since 1974!

I would have liked to have learned more about Bechtle while he was alive, bad on me. But it's nice that I learned about him, eventually.

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