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Calling It His Last Major Work, Gerhard Richter Unveils Kaleidoscopic Stained-Glass Windows at Germany’s Oldest Monastery Related Press Calling It His Last Major Work, Gerhard Richter Unveils Kaleidoscopic Stained-Glass Windows at Germany’s Oldest Monastery 23 September 2020, artnet news

The world-famous German painter Gerhard Richter has unveiled three stained glass windows at a Gothic monastery in Tholey, Germany.

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Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings Related Press Paper work – the British Museum shows off its collection of contemporary drawings 4 November 2019, Apollo Magazine

Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Rachel Whiteread, Gerhard Richter. These may not be names that spring to mind when you think of the British Museum, but they all have work filed away in its extensive archive of prints and drawings. 'Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now' lifts a lid on a lesser-known collection at a museum renowned...

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Never Look Away hitches Gerhard Richter paintings to melodrama set in Nazi Germany Related Press Never Look Away hitches Gerhard Richter paintings to melodrama set in Nazi Germany 21 June 2019, Sarinah Maskor

'To talk about painting is not only difficult but perhaps pointless, too,' says Gerhard Richter in Corrina Belz's 2012 documentary Gerhard Richter Painting. 'You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing, what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.' This wisdom is lost on director Florian Henckel von...

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Buyer’s guide to...Gerhard Richter Related Press Buyer’s guide to...Gerhard Richter 10 June 2019, The Art Newspaper

With a major retrospective coming up at New York's Met Breuer next year (4 March-5 July), plus his Seascapes at the Guggenheim Bilbao (until 9 September), the German artist Gerhard Richter is having another moment. At Art Basel this week, his work is on show at the booths of David Zwirner and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, among others. This is hardly...

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Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit Related Press Painting’s Patriarchal Spirit 20 October 2018, Hyperallergic

LONDON—In 1981, the Royal Academy of Arts in London put on an exhibition of 20 th century painting that changed the art world. A New Spirit in Painting was 'a manifesto,' the accompanying catalogue said; it showcased a set of contemporary, mostly European painters, whose work possessed qualities—figurative, narrative, emotional...

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Titian and Gerhard Richter: Keeping Faith With Painting, 5 Centuries Apart Related Press Titian and Gerhard Richter: Keeping Faith With Painting, 5 Centuries Apart 18 October 2018, The New York Times

MANTUA, Italy — In 1972, Gerhard Richter represented West Germany at the Venice Biennale and presented one of his most renowned series of paintings: '48 Portraits,' which depict famous and forgotten white men in blurry, pallid black and white. While in Venice that summer, he went to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where he came upon a...

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World 12 May 2018, Hyperallergic

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018, the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting, which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of Arts...

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Gerhard Richter review – an illuminating mini retrospective Related Press Gerhard Richter review – an illuminating mini retrospective 12 May 2018, The Guardian

A new gallery of contemporary art opens its soaring glass doors this week – or rather, an old one is controversially reborn. The renowned John Hansard Gallery, once out on the verges of Southampton University, to which it belongs, has moved into a specially designed building in the city centre. The exterior and interior are the work of two...

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Gerhard Richter Related Press Gerhard Richter 30 December 2015, Interview Magazine

"It is one of the most important artist archives of the 20th century," says Walther König about his rationale for publishing Gerhard Richter's epic monograph Atlas. The artist's vast, eclectic collection of images-news photographs, advertisements, color swatches, and amateur photos that Richter began gathering in the early...

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Painting Is Total Idiocy Related Press Painting Is Total Idiocy 22 December 2014, Niru Ratman for The Spectator / 27 November 2014

Gerhard Richter has got a website. This is odd in itself - artists only usually have websites when they are young and not represented by a commercial gallery. They then proudly drop their websites when they get signed up to show that they are not in the grubby business of having to promote themselves. Gerhard Richter is 82 and arguably one of the...

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Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists Related Press Vanity Fair's Greatest Living Artists 13 November 2013, Huffington Post / 04 November 2013

Vanity Fair recently released a very compact compendium of the greatest living artists -- all six of them. The chosen ones, selected by V.F.'s opinion crew of "top artists, academics, and curators," are as Mark Stevens explained: "The intent was not to identify once and for all the six most important living artists. No one...

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