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Jersey City-NJ-Bert Meniel-Art-Photorealist-Mana ContemporaryBertrand Meniel work, photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

On the top floor of the Mana Contemporary art building in Jersey City, NJ, is a gallery space showcasing some of the most famous photorealistic paintings of the past 40 years. The exhibit Photorealism Revisited showcases 60 pieces of photorealistic art from the collection of Louis K. Meisel, a famous SoHo art collector/dealer who is said to have coined the term “photorealism” in the late 1960’s.

Photorealism – visual information taken from actual photography to create a painting that appears photographic – pioneered by Hyper-realist painter Howard Kanovitz was not deemed authentic by art critics in the 1960’s. The movement gained traction and respectability thanks to Meisel who came up with the term for a Whitney Museum exhibition catalog in 1970.

The exhibit at Mana Contemporary (which started on January 12th and will run till February 14th) features the work of such prominent Photorealist artists the likes of Don Jacot, Hubert de Lartigue, Sharon Moody, and many more.

Photorealist-Don Jacot -Art -Jersey City -NJ-Louis K. MeiselDon Jacot work photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

Photorealist-Art-Jersey City-NJ-Mana Contemporary-Peter MaierPeter Maier work photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

Photorealist-Sharon Moody -Art -Jersey City -NJ-Louis K. MeiselSharon Moody work photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

Photrealist-Art-Jersey City-Mana Contemporary- Huebert Lartigue -Louis K. MeiselHubert de Lartigue photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

Robert Gniewek-Art-Photorealism-Mana Contemporary-Jersey City-NJRobert Gniewek work photographed at Mana Contemporary by Christopher Inoa

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