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  • Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag
  • Size 280 x 190

Gerhard Richter: Paintings from Private Collections

Edited by Götz Adriani

Gerhard Richter (b.1932) is certainly one of the most important artists of our time. His works are featured in all of the leading museums and collections around the world. Yet these kinds of superlatives hardly do justice to the artist's work.

This hardback publication features over eighty works from important private collections, including the artist's own, and thus provides a concise overview of a career spanning over forty years - which not only reflects the history of postwar Germany, but also the medium of painting.

Richter's incredibly complex work oscillates between paintings bordering on Photorealism and large, abstract compositions of captivatingly expressive colour and technical perfection. Yet his work is always centred on painting itself, which is asserted in many different ways, confidently holding up its own reality for comparison to the actual world.

184pp | Hardback | 119 illustrations

£19.95