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‘Painting is total idiocy’ says Gerhard Richter – and he has some new paintings to prove it

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… Continue reading The post ‘Painting is total idiocy’ says Gerhard Richter – and he has some new paintings to prove it appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Gerhard Richter's Abstraktes Bild (774-4) to be sold to realize Linda Pace's philanthropic vision

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s announced the upcoming sale of an important work by Gerhard Richter consigned by the Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas. Painted in 1992, at the height of Gerhard Richter's abstract practice, Abstraktes Bild (774-4) is a seminal example of his multi-layered abstract style that the artist began exploring in the late 1980's. Show More Summary

Gerhard Richter painting to be sold to fund new Linda Pace art space

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A work by Gerhard Richter that belonged to the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace will be sold at an auction in November to help fund the creation of a new art space for Pace's foundation in Texas.

Marian Goodman opens inaugural exhibition at London gallery space with recent works by Gerhard Richter

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Marian Goodman Gallery London presents its inaugural exhibition of new and recent works by Gerhard Richter. This is Richter?s first gallery exhibition of this nature in London for nearly two decades. Consisting of over 40 works, with...Show More Summary

First full retrospective of German artist Sigmar Polke's career opens at Tate Modern

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) is one of the most experimental artists of recent times. Alongside Gerhard Richter and Blinky Palermo, Polke was a key figure in the generation of German artists who first emerged in the 1960s. This autumn Tate...Show More Summary

Christie's announces highest-ever series of October Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions in London

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary Art works during Frieze Week. The Evening Auction on 16 October showcases giants of German art, including Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Martin Kippenberger and Georg Baselitz. Show More Summary

Remembrance day

4 months agoArts : Prospero

"AUNT MARIANNE" (1965) is one of Gerhard Richter’s most famous paintings. It is based on a photograph of Mr Richter’s then 14-year-old aunt, Marianne Schönfelder, and the artist himself as a baby of four months. Schönfelder, it was discovered...Show More Summary

Bear Witness to Jackson Mac Low and Gerhard Richter at Jacket 2

Yes! What could be a better way to get your Tuesday going than with this lovely article by Patrick Durgin on the cross-overs between Jackson Mac Low and Gerhard Richter, now ready at Jacket 2. Brain food: Last week I began with the installed environment, moved on to surfaces (painted or printed), and emerged into [...]

For Peter Dreher, Every Day Is a Good Day

8 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Peter Dreher was born in Mannheim, Germany, in 1932, the same year as his fellow countryman, Gerhard Richter. Like Richter, Dreher was an adolescent by the war’s end, an inheritor of an unwanted legacy, which haunts his work to this day. Show More Summary

Christie's Mayfair

8 months agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

For some reason best known to itself, Christie's Mayfair has opened Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, an exhibition of 65 works from 30 collections by Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, two German twits who had the arrogance to think they could resurrect painting when it hadn't died. Show More Summary

First two-man exhibition of Gerhard Richter & Sigmar Polke since 1966 opens at Christie's

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

On 24 April 2014 Christie?s Mayfair opened Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, celebrating two giants of painting: Gerhard Richter (b.1932) and Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The show brings together 65 works from 30 collections to create the artists? first joint show in almost 50 years, since their now legendary 1966 exhibition at Galerie h in Hanover. Show More Summary

Christie’s to exhibit works by Sidney Polke and Gerhard Richter

Auction house Christie’s is again bringing together works by German artists Sidney Polke and Gerhard Richter in an exhibition of 65 works from 30 collections. Read the rest of the story at: Christie’s to exhibit works by Sidney Polke and Gerhard Richter

Exhibition in Dusseldorf presents a selection of editions by German artist Gerhard Richter

10 months agoArts : Artdaily

A surprise start to the exhibition program in the New Year will be a presentation of a selection of editions by Gerhard Richter in the Grabbehalle of the K20. Limited editions of print works, photos, and artist?s books have allowed this major artist to reach a wider public, while also providing him with a field of artistic experimentation. Show More Summary

Ferris Fall/Winter 2014

Ferris Fall/Winter 2014–Releasing their latest look book, Brooklyn-based label Ferris unveils their fall/winter 2014 collection inspired by the work of Gerhard Richter The post Ferris Fall/Winter 2014 appeared first on The Fashionis...

Sotheby's London Contemporary Art Evening Auction totals £88m / $144.6m

10 months agoArts : Artdaily

The top lot of tonight?s sale was Gerhard Richter?s monumental Wand (Wall) (1994) which sold for £17.4 million / $28.7 million (est. in excess of £15m). This is the third highest price for any painting by the artist, and the second highest price for one of his abstract works. Show More Summary

Sotheby's to exhibit contemporary works by Warhol, Richter, and Hockney in India for the first time

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?sannounced it will exhibit for the first time in India works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney. Open to the public on the 31st January 2014, the exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi has been designed to...Show More Summary

Major Abstract painting by Gerhard Richter, treasured by the artist, to lead Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Sale

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s flagship Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London in February will be led by an exceptional abstract painting by Gerhard Richter. Estimated to realise in excess of £15 million ($25m), Wand (Wall) was held by Richter to be aShow More Summary

On the road

I’m traveling today. Please take a look at a golden not-so-oldie “Bridging art, design and engineering,” which features Richard Serra, Gerhard Richter, Andreas Gursky, Dan Flavin and a couple of French engineers and designers they’ve admired.

Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus presents the entire set of Gerhard Richter's ATLAS

last yearArts : Artdaily

Gerhard Richter began work on his ATLAS in 1962, and after five decades of ongoing additions and revisions, he finalized it in 2013. The exhibition presents the entire set of plates, which the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus acquired starting in 1996. Show More Summary

Christie's to offer Abstract masterpiece by Gerhard Richter from the Collection of Eric Clapton

last yearArts : Artdaily

Christie?s presents Abstraktes Bild (809-1), dating from Gerhard Richter?s finest period of abstraction as one of the highlights of the fall season. Estimated $20-25 million, Abstraktes Bild (809-1) is coming from the prestigious collection of Eric Clapton, and was acquired at auction in 2001. Show More Summary

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