Overpainted Photographs


Overpainted Photographs catalogue

A comprehensive catalogue of the overpainted photographs of Gerhard Richter is scheduled to be published in 2017.

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Overpainted Photographs catalogue

A comprehensive catalogue of the overpainted photographs of Gerhard Richter is scheduled to be published in 2017.

Gerhard Richter has created a large number of overpainted photographs in his career and new works are continually being produced. The catalogue will document this aspect of Richter’s oeuvre, still largely unknown to both art specialists and the public. It will illustrate the range of Richter’s creative achievements in this medium.

The catalogue of Richter’s overpainted photographs aims to be a comprehensive publication that will reproduce and list all known works to date. It will establish as definitive an inventory as possible of Richter’s authenticated overpainted photographs.

For this reason we are currently collecting the following data on each known overpainted photograph:

  • title
  • year
  • medium
  • dimensions
  • provenance
  • history of exhibitions
  • bibliographical references
  • any other relevant information

We would be most grateful to receive information from private and public collectors who wish to propose overpainted photographs for inclusion in the catalogue. Please kindly complete the online form or contact us by email.

While we hope you will be able to supply as many details as possible, we appreciate that some information may be sensitive, personal or private, so please do not feel obliged to complete any sections of this form you prefer not to provide information for.

Please be assured that all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidentiality. All requests for anonymity will be fully respected.

With thanks for your time and support for the project.

Works submission form

The following information will be considered in the preparation of the overpainted photographs catalogue. This form is for research and archival purposes only.

If you are unable to answer a question, please leave the field blank. Should you require assistance in completing the form, please do not hesitate to contact us by email.


It is possible to upload more than one image

We would greatly appreciate high resolution digital images in at least 300dpi (whenever possible including the part of the mount featuring the artist’s signature).

Preferred formats are: JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG

Exhibition history
Gerhard Richter: Paintings and Drawings, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA, 07 May 2016 – 25 June 2016
Gerhard Richter – Painting, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 11 November 2015 – 19 December 2015
Gerhard Richter. Das kleine Format, Galerie Schwarzer, Düsseldorf, Germany, 23 April 2015 – 15 June 2015
Overpainting: Beard, Christo, Nabil, Neshat, Ontani, Rainer, Richter, Schifano, The Lone T Art Space, Milan, Italy, 11 April 2015 – 15 May 2015
Gerhard Richter: Overpainted Photographs, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 21 March 2015 – 18 April 2015
Overpainting: Beard, Christo, Kiefer, Nabil, Neshat, Ontani, Rainer, Richter, Schifano, Repetto Gallery, London, UK, 05 February 2015 – 20 March 2015
Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, UK, 14 October 2014 – 20 December 2014
What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 31 January 2014 – 04 May 2014
Purer Zufall. Unvorhersehbares von Marcel Duchamp bis Gerhard Richter, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover, Germany, 15 May 2013 – 15 September 2013
Gerhard Richter – Beirut, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon, 27 April 2012 – 16 June 2012
Gerhard Richter. Arbeiten 1968–2008, Galerie Bernd Lutze, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 12 November 2011 – 14 January 2012
Gerhard Richter – Editionen und übermalte Fotografien, Wolfram Völcker Fine Art, Berlin, Germany, 01 September 2011 – 31 October 2011
De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger. Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, USA, 08 April 2011 – 10 July 2011
Gerhard Richter: New Overpainted Photographs, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 05 February 2010 – 13 March 2010
Best of Fifty Years, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, 28 November 2009 – 07 February 2010
PhotoEspaña 2009: Gerhard Richter, Fotografías pintadas, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2009 – 26 July 2009
The Photographic Object, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK, 23 April 2009 – 13 June 2009
Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien, Centre de la photographie, Geneva, Switzerland, 20 February 2009 – 10 May 2009
Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany, 17 October 2008 – 18 January 2009
Gerhard Richter: New Works, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 05 November 2005 – 24 December 2005
Gerhard Richter, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, USA, 28 June 2005 – 19 August 2005
Gerhard Richter – Editionen 1968–2004, Galerie Bernd Lutze, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 04 June 2005 – 30 July 2005
ATTACK: ATTRACTION Painting/Photography, Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, USA, 05 December 2002 – 01 February 2003
Gerhard Richter, 10th Anniversary 2002, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 12 December 2002 – 31 January 2003
Gerhard Richter: Firenze, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA, 21 June 2002 – 30 August 2002
Gerhard Richter – Editionen 1969–1998, Galerie Bernd Lutze, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 11 March 2001 – 19 May 2001
Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany, 05 October 2000 – 27 October 2000
Gerhard Richter. Bilder 1972–1996, Galerie Bernd Lutze, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 16 May 1998 – 25 July 1998
Gerhard Richter, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 24 October 1997 – 28 November 1997
Gerhard Richter Part II: Painting, Mirror Painting, Watercolour, Photograph, Print, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 08 May 1996 – 31 May 1996
Gerhard Richter – Editionen 1967–1993, Galerie Bernd Lutze, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 22 January 1994 – 12 March 1994
Gerhard Richter: Sils, Nietzsche-Haus, Sils-Maria, Switzerland, July 1992 – March 1993
Other exhibitions
Publication history
Gerhard Richter. Abstract Paintings and Drawings (Buchloh, Benjamin H.D. / Schwarz, Dieter). Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2016
Gerhard Richter. Painting (Shimizu, Minoru). Wako Works of Art Co., Tokyo, 2015
Overpainting (Barbero, Luca Massimo). Nuvole Rosse, Milan, 2015
Gerhard Richter. Marian Goodman Gallery, London 2014 (Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Schwarz, Dieter / Storr, Robert). Marian Goodman, London, 2014
What is a Photograph? (Squiers, Carol / Baker, George / Batchen, Geoffrey / Steyerl, Hito). Prestel, New York, NY, 2014
Purer Zufall. Unvorhergesehenes von Marcel Duchamp bis Gerhard Richter (Krempel, Ulrich / Rist, Annerose / Schwarz, Isabelle). Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2013
Gerhard Richter. Beirut (Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Joreige, Lamia / Dagner, Sandra). Beirut Art Center, Beirut / Heni Publishing, London / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2012
Best of Fifty Years. Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Hoffmann, Justin / Köhler, Volkmar). Argobooks, Berlin, 2009
Obrist - O'Brist (Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2009
Gerhard Richter. Overpainted Photographs (Heinzelmann, Markus / Schneede, Uwe M. / Strauss, Botho / Hustvedt, Siri). Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2008
Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien (Heinzelmann, Markus / Schneede, Uwe M. / Strauß, Botho / Hustvedt, Siri). Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2008
Gerhard Richter 2005
Gerhard Richter. City Life per Contempoartensemble (Corà, Bruno / Restagno, Enzo / Gori, Giuliano). Gli Ori, Prato, 2002
Gerhard Richter (Shimizu, Minoru). Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, 2002
Gerhard Richter. Sils (Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Bloch, Peter André). D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY, 2002
Gerhard Richter. Florence (Elger, Dietmar). Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2001
Gerhard Richter 1996 1996
Other publications

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