"John C. Kacere [...] was an American Photorealist. Originally an Abstract-Expressionist, Kacere moved to Photorealism in 1963. The subject of his Photorealistic paintings were exclusively the mid section of the female body. Though he didn't consider himself a Photorealist, Kacere's paintings exhibit all the traits of the Photorealists. He is considered one of the original Photorealists.
Kacere painted his first photorealist painting in 1969 involving the mid-section of a female dressed in lingerie. It was over three times life size. Kacere continued this type of painting throughout the rest of his career making it an icon of the photorealism movement. In the early 1980s Kacere branched away from this theme and included the entire body of a female in lingerie but returned to his original mid-section of the female body in 1988. Kacere's paintings are figurative but still can be considered still lifes or even landscapes".
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)