Gerhard Richter. Fotografías pintadas
Heinzelmann, Markus / Schneede, Uwe M. / Strauss, Botho / Hustvedt, Siri
Publisher: La Fabrica Editorial, Madrid (2009)
Details: Hardback, 389 pages
Gerhard Richter. Fotografías pintadas was published to coincide with the exhibition at the Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen and at the Centre de la photographie in Geneva.
For the first time, both the exhibition and catalogue give an overview of Gerhard Richter’s overpainted photographs, dated from 1989 onwards. 400 largely unpublished pictures are brought together from numerous private collections, including Gerhard Richter’s own.
With these works Richter reflects the depiction of reality: on the one hand he depicts reality with the help of photography, on the other he creates a painterly reality, which in turn creates a distance to what is depicted in the photographic image.
Edited by Markus Heinzelmann, with texts by Siri Hustvedt, Markus Heinzelmann, Uwe M. Schneede, and Botho Strauss.