22.2.08 (Grauwald), 2008


Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter
22.2.08 Grauwald, 2008
Laque émaillée sur photographies couleur / Enamelled lacquer on color photographs
18,5 x 12,5 cm

© Gerhard Richter 2019 (16012019)

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

An interplay between medium and image, these works create unexpected links between subjects, traces of movement and materials.

Photography is both the organizational structure for many of Richter’s works and the support for a number of small-format paintings in which the artist partially covers the image, stretching the paint, as in his large abstractions.

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Gerhard Richter

Born in 1932, in Dresden (Germany)
Lives and works in Cologne (Germany)

Initially working in the academic tradition taught at Dresden Art Academy (in East Germany at that time), Gerhard Richter took up photography in the early 1960s, continuing on from the "capitalist realism" of his early works, reflecting upon painting and the purpose of art.
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23.2.08 Grauwald, 2008