1969
Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

Oil on canvas
79 x 79 inches

1964
Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

Oil on canvas
57 x 78 1/2 inches

If there is a continuity in Richter’s art, it is to be found in a finely-tuned dialectic that counterposes the seemingly irreconcilable opposites of subjective expression and objective analysis, and the mechanical versus the handmade. Richter seldom works directly from a subject, preferring the mediation of a photographic image. A majority of the artist’s imagery (including many of his early abstractions) is derived from photographs, which he has kept in his “atlas,” a vast private archive of photographic images taken by Richter or clipped from newspapers and magazines. Each of these...

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1992
Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

Cibachrome, edition 9/12
76 3/8 x 49 1/2 inches