Kölner Domfenster
Cologne Cathedral Window

2007 2300 x 900 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 900

Genuine antique glass, mouth-blown

Cathedral Window was designed for the south transept of Cologne Cathedral. The work, which consists of approximately 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colours, was unveiled in 2007. Some of the brightly coloured square panes were arranged randomly, while others were selected in response to the architectural context. The design is based on 4096 Colours [CR: 359] from 1974.

A documentary film about Richter’s Cologne Cathedral Window by Corinna Belz was released in 2007 in association with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Gerhard Richter Archiv. Entitled Das Kölner Domfenster [The Cologne Cathedral Window], the documentary was made over a period of two years, following the many stages of the project’s development, from the creation of glass samples based on medieval recipes to the computer generation of numerous random sequences, from the approval of the designs to the unveiling of the final window. Featuring a variety of interviews, including with Dr. Barbara Schock-Werner, Architect of Cologne Cathedral, Günter Hettinger, Stained glass restorer at the cathedral workshop, Cologne, programmer Klaus Hagemeister, and Gerhard Richter himself, Belz’s film offers considerable insight into the process of undertaking this major commission.

The film, in German with English and French subtitles, is accompanied by a documentary from 1969 by Hannes Reinhardt entitled In the Studio: Gerhard Richter [In der Werkstatt: Gerhard Richter], in German, French and English. It was produced by WDR/arte and zero one film, and is distributed by Buchhandlung Walther König.

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany



This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

LIT, Berlin (2015)

Details

Softcover, 236 pages

ISBN

9783643128508

Language

German

Category

Other publications
ArtworkDiscussed 
Illustrated (colour) 
Kirche sein als communio. Das neue Kirchenfenster im südlichen Querhaus des Kölner Domes von Gerhard Richter. Ästhetik, Theologie, Liturgik, Vol. 62 Büttner, Gerhard  2015

Publisher

Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg (2014)

Details

Hardback, 232 pages

ISBN

9783731900856

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 37, 39 
Illustrated: pp. 36, 37 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Glanzlichter. Gegenwartskunst Glasmalerei Brülls, Holger  2014

Publisher

Marian Goodman, London (2014)

Details

Hardback, 109 pages

ISBN

9780944219232

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 5, 49 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Marian Goodman Gallery, London 2014 Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Schwarz, Dieter / Storr, Robert  2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (2014)

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783906053158

ISBN

9783775738057

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 32 - 33, 178 
Illustrated: p. 31 (colour) 

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Pictures / Series accompanies Gerhard Richter’s exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler. The show is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, a longstanding friend of Richter

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Gerhard Richter. Pictures / Series Didi-Huberman, Georges / Elger, Dietmar / Kono, Michiko / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter  2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (2014)

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783775738040

ISBN

9783906053141

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 32 - 33, 177 
Illustrated: p. 31 (colour) 

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Bilder / Serien accompanies Gerhard Richter’s eponymous exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler. The show is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, a longstanding friend of Richter

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Gerhard Richter. Bilder / Serien Didi-Huberman, Georges / Elger, Dietmar / Kono, Michiko / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter  2014

Publisher

Travel-House-Media, München (2014)

Details

Softcover, 176 pages

ISBN

9783834217301

Language

German

Category

Other publications
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 128 - 129 
Illustrated: p. 124 (colour) 
Köln. Eine Stadt in Biographien. Merian-Porträts Driessen, Christoph / Lewandowski, Norbert  2014

Publisher

AVM, München (2014)

Details

Softcover, 233 pages

ISBN

9783954770281

Language

German

Category

Theses

Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.). - Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, 2014

ArtworkDiscussed 
Illustrated (colour) 
Ein Blick durch Gerhard Richters "Fensterbilder". Eine Untersuchung des Sehens von Kunstwerken Wojtys, Pia  2014

Publisher

Harper Perennial, New York, NY (2013)

Details

Softcover, 411 pages

ISBN

9780062230171*

Language

English

Category

Other publications
ArtworkDiscussed: p. 228 
This Explains Everything. Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works Brockman, John / Diamond, Jared / Dawkins, Richard / Taleb, Nassim / Eno, Brian / Pinker / Obrist, Hans-Ulrich  2013

Publisher

Walther König, Köln (2013)

Details

Softcover, 71 pages

ISBN

9783863353629

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 42, 62 

The small-format book Scheiben und Strips von Gerhard Richter comprises two essays: Gerhard Richter. Gläserne Revolte and Das Zufalls-Ornament. Malerei des Fortschritts by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh

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Scheiben und Strips von Gerhard Richter Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. / Elger, Dietmar  2013

Publisher

Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2013)

Details

Softcover, 84 pages

ISBN

9783891692295

ISBN

3891692293

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 58 

Exhibitions

Purer Zufall. Unvorhergesehenes von Marcel Duchamp bis Gerhard Richter Krempel, Ulrich / Rist, Annerose / Schwarz, Isabelle  2013

Publisher

Walther König, Köln (2013)

Details

Hardback, 79 pages

ISBN

9783863354534

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 29, 56 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Streifen & Glas Schwarz, Dieter / Storr, Robert  2013

Publisher

Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Köln (2013)

Details

Softcover, 367 pages

ISBN

9783462045550

ISBN

3462045555

Language

German

Category

Other publications
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 307, 362 
Illustrated: p. 322 (colour) 

In Was die Bilder erzählen, the German essayist Dieter Wellershoff presents a tour through an imaginary museum. He introduces over 230 paintings, by some 80 artists

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Was die Bilder erzählen. Ein Rundgang durch mein imaginäres Museum Wellershoff, Dieter  2013

Publisher

Prestel, München (2012)

Details

Hardback, 305 pages

ISBN

9783791351896

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 294 
Illustrated: p. 242 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Panorama. Retrospektive Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2012

Publisher

Édition du Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012)

Details

Hardback, 304 pages

ISBN

978284426574X

Language

French

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 203, 294 
Discussed: pp. 251, 252 
Illustrated: pp. 204, 244 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Panorama. Rétrospective Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2012

Publisher

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and Paris (2011)

Details

Hardback, 60 pages

ISBN

0944219187

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 26 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Painting 2010–2011 Buchloh, Benjamin H. D.  2011

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (2011)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9783863350567

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

2nd ed.

ArtworkMentioned: pp. 15, 16 

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Atlas displays 783 plates of Gerhard Richter’s Atlas. Atlas is a collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and sketches, which the artist compiled and then arranged on single sheets

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2011

Publisher

Prestel, München (2011)

Details

Softcover, 128 pages

ISBN

9783791346168

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 17, 68 
Illustrated: p. 69 (colour) 

Gerhard Richter. Rot, Gelb, Blau by Helmut Friedel analyses and contextualises the paintings Red, Yellow and Blue [CR: 345/1-3] commissioned by BMW for their Munich headquarters, within the context of Richter’s œuvre

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Gerhard Richter. Rot-Gelb-Blau. Die Gemälde für BMW Friedel, Helmut / Storr, Robert  2011

Publisher

Tate Publishing (2011)

Details

Softcover, 304 pages

ISBN

9781854379443

ISBN

9781854379450

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 294 
Discussed: pp. 251-254 
Illustrated: p. 244 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Panorama. A Retrospective Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2011
De-natured. German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger. Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection Kass, Emily / Nisbet, Peter  2011

Publisher

Ernst-Rietschel-Kulturring, Pulsnitz (2010)

Details

Softcover, 35 pages

ISBN

9783981280944

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 18, 28 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Übersicht Schubert, Sabine / Heinze, Helmut  2010

Publisher

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gerhard Richter Archiv, Dresden (2008)

Details

Hardback, 7 pages

ISBN

9783865605474

Language

German

Category

Films

Notes

Running time: 30 minutes

 

ArtworkDiscussed 
Illustrated (colour) 

This documentary film about Richter’s Cologne Cathedral Window by Corinna Belz was released in 2007 in association with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Gerhard Richter Archiv

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Gerhard Richter. Das Kölner Domfenster (DVD) Belz, Corinna  2008

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit (2008)

Details

Hardback, 144 pages

ISBN

9783775723442

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 7, 97 
Discussed: pp. 88 - 94, 118, 119 

Exhibitions

The catalogue was published to coincide with the exhibition Gerhard Richter: 4900 Colours at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2008

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Gerhard Richter. 4900 Colours Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Gidal, Peter / Pelzer, Birgit / Peyton-Jones, Julia / Obrist, Hans Ulrich  2008

Publisher

MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Gent (2008)

Details

Softcover, 101 pages

ISBN

9789076979533

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 7, 26, 83, 95 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Panorama Lambrecht, Luk / Leen, Frederik / Storr, Robert  2008

In

Art. Das Kunstmagazin

Issue

29 August 2007

Language

German

Category

Journals
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Flirrendes Pixelspiel im Maßwerk Danicke, Sandra / Bosetti, Petra  2007

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (2006)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9783883758015

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Encyclopedic new edition that completely revises and updates the 1997 edition and includes 147 additional plates.

ArtworkMentioned: pp. 15, 16 

At 864 pages, this monumental and comprehensive publication maps the ideas, processes, life and times of Gerhard Richter. Conceived and closely edited by Richter himself, Atlas cuts straight to the heart of the artist's work

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2006

Publisher

Thames & Hudson, London (2006)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9780500970171

Language

English

Category

Monographs

Notes

Encyclopedic new edition,which completely revises and updates the 1997 edition and includes 147 additional plates.

ArtworkMentioned: pp. 15, 16 

At 864 pages, this monumental and comprehensive publication maps the ideas, processes, life and times of Gerhard Richter. Conceived and closely edited by Richter himself, Atlas cuts straight to the heart of the artist's work

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2006