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A term that appeared in the 1970s to describe art in which a heightened attention is given to descriptive realism, in essence making the ordinary extraordinary. Leading sculptors exhibiting this trend include Duane Hanson and, more recently, Ron Mueck; prominent Hyper-Realist painters and printmakers have included Chuck Close and Richard Estes. In painting the term is also synonymous with Photorealism.

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