Gerhard Richter. Red Yellow Blue. The BMW Paintings

Author Friedel, Helmut / Storr, Robert
Date 2007
Publisher Prestel, München
Details Hardback, 127 pages
ISBN 9783791338606
Language English

Gerhard Richter. Red, Yellow, Blue 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.

During the years 1970 to 1980 Gerhard Richter frequently addressed paint as a means of painting and especially images of pastose brush strokes. This examination led to the large works Red, Yellow and Blue of 1973, each measuring 3 x 6 metres. The BMW headquarters themselves are also considered, as the space, for which Richter created the paintings.

A text contribution by Robert Storr places Red, Yellow, and Blue in an historical context and refers to the historical aspects that might have played a role in the creative process of the BMW works.