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48 Portraits (Manuel de Falla)

1971/72 70 cm x 55 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 324-3

Oil on canvas

Manuel María de Falla y Matheu (1876 – 1946) was one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th century. After growing up in Cádiz he studied music in Madrid and spent a few years in Paris getting to know the works of Ravel, Debussy and Dukas. His compositions are characterized by the use of Spanish folk music, most notably Andalusian flamenco.  

 

Gerhard Richter painted 48 Portraits for the German pavilion of the 1972 Venice Biennale. He created 48 individual portraits of historical figures for the exhibition space of the pavilion: writers, scientists, composers and philosophers can be found, whereas politicians and artists are not represented. Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein and Oscar Wilde are among the most famous, alongside some less-known individuals.

 

The 48 Portraits depict solely white central European and American males, born between 1824 and 1904. Richter selected them from 270 portrait photographs that he had taken from encyclopaedias and lexicons and collected in his Atlas [Sheets: 3041].

 

The paintings were directly based on the source images from Atlas. The choice of a standardised format (70 x 55 cm) and source images similar in form underline the uniformity of the paintings. The realisation in greyscale as well as the soft rendering of the faces that show only few wrinkles or unevenness, make the pictures appear as homogeneous entity.

 

48 Portraits have often been interpreted in relation to Richter's personal history and beliefs. However, the individuality of the depicted people seems to have limited significance because the artist homogenised their features during the process of painting. 'I am interested in the speechless language of these pictures. Heads, even if they are full of literature and philosophy, become quite unliterary. Literature is invalidated; the personalities become anonymous. That's what is important to me here.'1

 

The German pavilion at the Venice Biennale was reconstructed in 1938 and therefore reflects the architecture of National Socialist Germany. In the framework of this unadorned monumental architecture, the choice of the portrait genre evokes associations of portraits of political leaders. In opposition to this, Richter creates a multiplicity of portraits omitting the depictions of politicians. Hence the architecture and the work 48 Portraits could be seen as complementing one another.

 

The fact that no women were included in the series of portraits lead to speculations. In retrospect, Richter explained the circumstances as follows: 'And as I mentioned, you also have the psychological or subjective timeliness of the father problem. This affects all of society. I am not talking about myself because that would be rather uninteresting, but the absence of the father is a typical German problem. That is the reason for such agitation; that is why this work has such a disquieting effect.'2

 

The work 48 Portraits does not allow conclusions to be drawn whether Richter had any personal appreciation toward certain persons: '(…) I didn't want to intimate any specific ideology or theme. I wanted pure pictures that wouldn't be subject to ideological interpretation' stated Gerhard Richter.3 However, the work needs to be regarded in relation to its time of origin and the space it was created for. It is therefore inevitably interwoven with the artist's own history.

 

Notes prepared by editorial team


1 Conversation with Mathias Schreiber, 1972 in: Gerhard Richter: Text. Writings, Interviews and Letters, 1961–2007, Thames & Hudson, London, 2009, p. 63

2 MoMA Interview with Robert Storr, 2002 in: Gerhard Richter: Text. Writings, Interviews and Letters, 1961–2007, Thames & Hudson, London, 2009, p. 422.

3 Conversation with Mathias Schreiber, 1972, p. 63

 

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


This Atlas sheet includes the source images of the following works:

This artwork was shown in the following exhibitions:

This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

Walther König, Köln

Editor

Elger, Dietmar

Details

Hardback, 190 pages

ISBN

978-3-96098-273-9

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 15'

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 64
Wo Es war. Vier Briefe an Gerhard Richter Didi-Huberman, Georges 2018

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Editor

Dziewior, Yilmaz / Kersting, Rita

Details

Softcover, 70 pages

ISBN

9783960980940

Language

German English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 7, II

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Neue Bilder / New Paintings 2017

Publisher

The National Gallery in Prague, Prague

Details

Softcover, 205 pages

ISBN

9788070356463

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 28
Discussed: pp. 12, 38, 80
Illustrated: p. 80 (colour)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Elger, Dietmar / Fajt, Jiří 2017

Publisher

Edition Folkwang / Steidl, Göttingen

Editor

Museum Folkwang

Details

Softcover, 63 pages

ISBN

9783958293564

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 17-18

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Die Editionen 2017

Publisher

Heni Publishing, London

Editor

Pietropaolo, Francesca

Details

Hardback, 925 pages

ISBN

9780993010354

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 728, 739
Discussed: pp. 729-731
Robert Storr: Interviews on Art Storr, Robert 2017

Publisher

Wako Works of Art Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Details

Softcover, 79 pages

ISBN

9784902070460

Language

Japanese English

Category

Collections
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 29, 71
Gerhard Richter. 14 Panes of Glass for Toyoshima, dedicated to futility Elger, Dietmar / Hayashi, Sumi 2016

Publisher

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow

Editor

Allenova, Ekaterina / d'Amora, Delphine

Details

Softcover, 151 pages

ISBN

9785905110818

Language

Russian English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 142, 148

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Abstraction and Appearance Moorhouse, Paul 2016

Publisher

Lannoo Publishers, Tielt

Editor

Bischoff, Ulrich / Lozo, Katarina

Details

Hardback, 340 pages

ISBN

9789401437660

Language

English French

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 48-49, 279
Illustrated: p. 48-49 (colour)
Illustrated: p. 279 (b/w)

Exhibitions

The Power of the Avant-Garde. Now and Then Bischoff, Ulrich / Müller, Jürgen 2016

Publisher

Bloomsbury Academic, London

Details

Hardback, 237 pages

ISBN

9781472589019

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 121-122
The Art of Gerhard Richter. Hermeneutics, Images, Meaning Lotz, Christian 2015

Publisher

Dominique Lévy, New York

Details

Hardback, 140 pages

ISBN

9781944379018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 120

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts Elger, Dietmar / Butin, Hubertus / Mansoor, Jaleh 2015

Publisher

Deutscher Verlag, Berlin

Details

, 480 pages

ISBN

9783422073111

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 243
The Düsseldorf Art Academy. Making History since 1945 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 2015

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Butin, Hubertus / Gronert, Stefan / Olbricht, Thomas

Details

Hardback, 337 pages

ISBN

9783775735186

ISBN

3775735186

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 128

The publication Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965 – 2013 updates the catalogue raisonné of his editions that was published ten years earlier. This book includes additionally 35 new and hitherto unknown works

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Gerhard Richter: Editionen 1965-2013 Butin, Hubertus / Gronert, Stefan / Olbricht, Thomas 2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Butin, Hubertus / Gronert, Stefan / Olbricht, Thomas

Details

Hardback, 337 pages

ISBN

9783775735193

ISBN

3775735194

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 129

The publication Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965 – 2013 updates the catalogue raisonné of his editions that was published ten years earlier. This book includes additionally 35 new and hitherto unknown works

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Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013 Butin, Hubertus / Gronert, Stefan / Olbricht, Thomas 2014

In

Monopol. Magazin für Kunst und Leben

Issue

01 January 2014, p. 48 - 60

ISBN

1614-5445

Language

German

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Illustrated: p. 51 (detail) (b/w)
Bilder zu machen ist das Natürlichste in der Welt Obrist, Hans-Ulrich 2014

Issue

01 January 2014, No. 1, p. 0 - 0

Publisher

Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg

Details

Softcover, 114 pages

ISBN

9783652003803

Language

German

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 106
Art Spezial. Gerhard Richter. Der Über-Maler Sommer, Tim 2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

978-3775738040

ISBN

3775738045

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 29, 96, 98, 100
Illustrated: p. 25 (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

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783906053158

ISBN

9783775738057

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 29, 95, 98, 100
Illustrated: p. 25 (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

Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg

Details

Softcover, 88 pages

ISBN

9783869845296

Language

German English

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 16, 75

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Ausschnitt. Werke aus der Sammlung Böckmann = Detail. Paintings from the Böckmannn Collection Kraus, Eva / Nollert, Angelika / Fuchs, Caroline / Heyden, Thomas 2014

Publisher

LIT Verlag, Wien

Details

Softcover, 273 pages

ISBN

9783643504623

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 111, 146-148, 150-152, 154, 249
Gerhard Richter und die Geschichte Deutschlands Jenni-Preihs, Monika 2013

Publisher

Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 79 pages

ISBN

9783863354534

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 29, 30

Exhibitions

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

Publisher

Silke Schreiber, München

Details

Softcover, 173 pages

ISBN

9783889601315

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 107 (detail) (b/w)
Gerhard Richter. Zeitgenossenschaft Meincke, Guido 2013

Publisher

Somogy Éditions d'Art, Paris / Académie de France à Rome, Rome

Details

Softcover, 326 pages

ISBN

9782757207314

Language

French English Italian

Category

Monographs

Notes

Series 'Studiolo. 2013, issue 10'

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 167, 171
Studiolo. 10, 2013 Didi-Huberman, Georges / Gerbron, Cyril / Longo, Sara / Frascarolo, Valentina / Pellegrini, Emanuele / Perini Frolesani, Giovanna / Gouzi, Christine / Lassus Seint-Geniè, Gabrielle de / Chavanee, Blandine / Verhagen, Erik / Barreto, Joana / Pagliano, Éric / Caramanna, Claudia / Furlotti, Barabra / Alfrey, Nicholas / Wrigley, Richard 2013

Publisher

Prestel, München

Editor

Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille

Details

Hardback, 305 pages

ISBN

9783791351896

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 73, 76, 88, 136, 168, 202, 212, 287
Illustrated: p. 108, 109, 288 (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

Gerhard Richter Archiv, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 27 pages

Language

English German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 8-9

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Atlas Elger, Dietmar 2012

Publisher

Édition du Centre Pompidou, Paris

Editor

Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille

Details

Hardback, 304 pages

ISBN

978-2844265746

ISBN

284426574X

Language

French English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 5, 10, 73, 76, 88, 134, 168, 202, 212, 287, 288
Illustrated: p. 108 (colour)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter, Panorama: une rétrospective = a retrospective Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine 2012

Publisher

Hirmer Verlag, München

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777434513

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 155, 210

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Bilder einer Epoche was published on the occasion of the exhibition at Bucerius Kunstforum in Hamburg in 2011. Both the exhibition and the catalogue focus on Richter’s paintings of the 1960s

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Gerhard Richter. Bilder einer Epoche Schneede, Uwe M. / Butin, Hubertus / Elger, Dietmar / Rübel, Dietmar / Westheider, Ortrud 2011

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London

Details

Softcover, 288 pages

ISBN

1854379453

ISBN

978-1854379450

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 9, 10, 73, 76, 168, 202, 212, 286
Illustrated: p. 108 (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

Publisher

Hirmer Publishers, Munich copublished by Heni Publishing, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and Paris

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777450018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 155, 210

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Images of an Era was published on the occasion of the exhibition at Bucerius Kunstforum in Hamburg in 2011. Both the exhibition and the catalogue focus on Richter’s paintings of the 1960s

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Gerhard Richter. Images of an Era Schneede, Uwe M. / Butin, Hubertus / Elger, Dietmar / Rübel, Dietmar / Westheider, Ortrud 2011

Publisher

Prestel, München

Details

Softcover, 128 pages

ISBN

9783791346168

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 17

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

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9783863350567

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

2nd ed.

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 8, 850, 853

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

Marsilio, Venezia

Details

Softcover, 219 pages

ISBN

9788831711128

Language

Italian

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 52
Discussed: pp. 42
Il bordo del mondo: La forma sguardo nella pittura di Gerhard Richter Garbin, Emanuele 2011

Publisher

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

Details

Softcover, 95 pages

ISBN

9788086443140

Language

Czech English

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 27

Exhibitions

Já, bezesporu = Undeniably me Broeker, Holger / Nedoma, Petr / Wallner, Julia / Brüderlin, Markus 2011

Publisher

Hazan, Vanves

Details

, 334 pages

ISBN

2754100644

Language

French

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 152 (colour)
Gerhard Richter Elger, Dietmar 2010

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London

Details

Hardback, 199 pages

ISBN

9781854378569

ISBN

1854378562

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 82 (b/w)

Robert Storr considers the importance of the Cage paintings within Richter’s practice and within the wider context of abstract art. A series of extraordinary, detailed photographs document the development of each painting

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Cage. Six paintings by Gerhard Richter Storr, Robert 2009

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9783832191542

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 7, 170
Discussed: pp. 90
Illustrated: p. 102, 103 (colour)

Exhibitions

The catalogue of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2009 focuses on Richter's portraiture.

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Die Porträts von Gerhard Richter Moorhouse, Paul 2009

Publisher

National Portrait Gallery Publications, London

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9781855143975

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 7, 170
Discussed: pp. 90
Illustrated: p. 102, 103 (colour)

Exhibitions

The catalogue of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2009 focuses on Richter's portraiture.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits. Painting Appearances Moorhouse, Paul 2009

Publisher

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

Details

Hardback, 408 pages

ISBN

9780226203232

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 209, 228, 338, 368, 371-372
Discussed: pp. 193-201
Illustrated: p. 197, 200 (b/w)

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter. A Life in Painting gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter. A Life in Painting Elger, Dietmar 2009

Publisher

Kulturstiftung der Länder in Verbindung mit dem Gerhard Richter Archiv, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 32 pages

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 18

This issue of the Patrimonia series was published on the occasion of the acquisition of the painting Portrait Dr. Knobloch of 1964 by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in 2009.

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Gerhard Richter. Porträt Dr. Knobloch (Patrimonia 344) Elger, Dietmar / Roth, Martin / Stange, Eva-Maria 2009

Publisher

MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Details

Hardback Softcover, 188 pages

ISBN

9780262513128

Language

English

Category

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Artwork Illustrated: p. 84 (detail) (b/w)
Gerhard Richter (October Files ; 8) Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Koch, Gertrud / Crow, Thomas / Pelzer, Birgit / Osborne, Peter / Foster, Hal / Meinhardt, Johannes / Haidu, Rachel 2009

Publisher

Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY

Details

Hardback, 194 pages

ISBN

978-0773447899

Language

English

Category

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The Phenomenon of Interruption in the Visual Arts. A Comparison of Works by Daniel Libeskind, Gerhard Richter, and Ilya Kabakov Koenig, Wendy 2009

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Details

Hardback, 247 pages

ISBN

9780230549197

ISBN

0230549195

Language

English

Category

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Artwork Illustrated: p. Cover (detail) (b/w)
Aesthetics and the Work of Art. Adorno, Kafka, Richter Bolla, Peter de/ Uhlig, Stefan H. / Cascardi, Anthony J. / Redfield, Marc / Jarvis, Simon / Reiss, Timonthy J. / Roberts, Julian / Tamen, Miguel / Caygill, Howard / Corngold, Stanley 2009

In

The Telegraph

Issue

20 September 2008, p. 54 - 59

Language

English

Category

Newspaper Articles
Artwork Illustrated: p. 56 (colour)
Gerhard Richter. Behind the Pictures Gayford, Martin 2008

Publisher

Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 480 pages

ISBN

9783865601858

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 148 (detail) (b/w)

The book Gerhard Richter. Text 1961 bis 2007. Schriften, Interviews, Briefe presents a selection of Richter’s writings, including personal notes, public statements, interviews and letters.

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Text 1961 bis 2007. Schriften, Interviews, Briefe Richter, Gerhard / Elger, Dietmar / Obrist, Hans Ulrich 2008

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Softcover, 415 pages

ISBN

9783832190651

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Corrected and extended new edition.

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 133, 179, 232-234, 254, 375
Discussed: pp. 217-225
Illustrated: p. 218, 221 (b/w)

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter, Maler gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter, Maler Elger, Dietmar 2008

Publisher

Walther König, Köln

Details

Softcover, 135 pages

ISBN

3865602991

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 1'

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 122-123

This first publication of the Gerhard Richter Archive documents the six-lecture symposium organized by the Archive on 10th February 2007 in celebration of Gerhard Richter's 75th birthday.

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Sechs Vorträge über Gerhard Richter. Februar 2007, Residenzschloss Dresden. Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; Bd. 1 Elger, Dietmar / Müller, Jürgen / Butin, Hubertus / Rübel, Dietmar / Schwarz, Dieter / Stemmrich, Gregor 2007
Die deutschen Beiträge zur Biennale Venedig, 1895-2007 Zeller, Ursula 2007

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

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.

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 8, 850, 853

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

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.

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 8, 850, 853

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

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717250

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 6, 41, 47, 52, 55, 84, 96, 105, 253
Discussed: pp. 85-87
Illustrated: p. 196 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Portraits is the first publication that focuses solely on Richter’s portraits, many of which have now gained both recognition and veneration across the globe.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits Gronert, Stefan / Butin, Hubertus 2006

Publisher

L'Harmattan, Paris

Details

Softcover, 242 pages

ISBN

9782296015272

Language

French

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 59-65
Gerhard Richter. La Surface du Regard Eble, Bruno 2006

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostildern-Ruit

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717243

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 6, 41, 47, 52, 55, 84, 97, 98, 105, 253
Discussed: pp. 85-88
Illustrated: p. 196 (colour)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Portraits is the first publication that focuses solely on Richter’s portraits, many of which have now gained both recognition and veneration across the globe.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits Gronert, Stefan / Butin, Hubertus 2006

Publisher

Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf in association with D.A.P Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 324 pages

ISBN

9783937572215

ISBN

393757221X

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 11, 21, 48, 54, 69

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This catalogue raisonné records Richter’s works in the years 1993-2004. In his work, Gerhard Richter calls into question painting's boundaries, and the labels applied to painting and theories connected with them.

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Gerhard Richter. Catalogue Raisonné 1993–2004 Zweite, Armin 2005

Publisher

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit / Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf

Details

Hardback, 96 pages

ISBN

9783775715836

Language

German English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 13, 14

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Ohne Farbe = Without Color Spieler, Reinhard / Gelshorn, Julian / Kania, Elke / Krystof, Doris 2005

Publisher

Pendo Verlag, München & Zürich

Details

Hardback, 304 pages

ISBN

3866120583

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 229
Ein Maler aus Deutschland. Gerhard Richter. Das Drama einer Familie Schreiber, Jürgen 2005

Publisher

Tate, London

Details

Softcover, 183 pages

ISBN

1854375652

Language

English

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 191
Discussed: pp. 21
Illustrated: p. 132 (colour)

Exhibitions

Open Systems. Rethinking Art c.1970 De Salvo, Donna / Burton, Johanna / Godfrey, Mark / Groys, Boris 2005

Publisher

Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf in association with D.A.P Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 323 pages

ISBN

9783937572208

ISBN

978-3937572208

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 69

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This catalogue raisonné records Richter’s works in the years 1999-2004. In his work, Gerhard Richter calls into question painting's boundaries, and the labels applied to painting and theories connected with them.

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Gerhard Richter. Werkverzeichnis 1993-2004 Zweite, Armin 2005

Publisher

Thames & Hudson, London

Details

Softcover, 304 pages

ISBN

9780500284711

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 49
New Art in the 60s and 70s: Redefining Reality Anne Rorimer 2004

Publisher

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Details

Softcover, 336 pages

ISBN

0870703552

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 117, 144, 175, 176, 184, 247, 250, 251
Discussed: pp. 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
Illustrated: p. 70, 71, 101 (b/w)

Gerhard Richter is widely recognized as one of the most significant painters working today, and he is certainly among the most influential. He has worked in a wide range of media since the early 1960s,

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Gerhard Richter. Doubt and Belief in Painting Storr, Robert 2003

Publisher

Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin

Details

Hardback, 362 pages

ISBN

9783496012894

Language

German

Category

Theses

Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.). - Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, 2001

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 20
Gerhard Richter. Malerei als Thema der Malerei Kasper, Astrid 2003

In

The New York Times

Issue

27 January 2002, p. 20

Language

English

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 20
An Artist Beyond Isms Kimmelman, Michael 2002

Publisher

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Details

Hardback Softcover, 340 pages

ISBN

189102437X

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 75, 85, 93, 308
Discussed: pp. 62, 63, 64, 300, 301
Illustrated: p. 164, 165 (colour)

Exhibitions

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. 40 Years of Painting at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this publication represents a broad range of Gerhard Richter's paintings of the last 40 years.

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Gerhard Richter. Forty Years of Painting Storr, Robert 2002

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Hardback, 420 pages

ISBN

9783832158484

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 198, 239, 242, 261, 283, 422, 440
Discussed: pp. 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 249, 250, 259
Illustrated: p. 245, 247 (b/w)

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter, Maler gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter, Maler Elger, Dietmar 2002

Publisher

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit

Details

Hardback, 340 pages

ISBN

9783775711692

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 75, 85, 93, 308
Discussed: pp. 62, 300, 301
Illustrated: p. 164, 165 (colour)

Exhibitions

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. 40 Years of Painting at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, this publication represents a broad range of Gerhard Richter's paintings of the last 40 years.

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Gerhard Richter. Malerei Storr, Robert 2002

In

Modern Painters

Issue

01 January 2002, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 48 - 57

Language

English

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 53
Double Exposure Hustvedt, Siri 2002

In

Artforum

Issue

01 January 2002, p. 162, 194, 207

ISBN

0004-3532

Language

English

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 162

Exhibitions

Atlas, Shrug Soutif, Daniel 2002

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 79 pages

ISBN

388375479X

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 10

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Survey accompanies the eponymous exhibition of the German Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), which has been composed by Gerhard Richter himself.

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Gerhard Richter. Survey Schwarz, Dieter / Zeller, Ursula / Adriani, Götz 2001

Publisher

Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Kawamura

Details

Hardback, 125 pages

Language

English Japanese

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 27

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Atlas Numaba, Shin-Ichi / Friedel, Helmut 2001

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit

Editor

Schneede, Uwe M.

Details

Hardback, 192 pages

ISBN

3775711201

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 11, 174

Exhibitions

Monets Vermächtnis: Serie – Ordnung und Obsession Schneede, Uwe M. / Heinrich, Christoph / Derenthal, Ludger / Fuchs, Martina / Lil, Kira van / Wappler, Friederike / Görgen, Annabelle / Sykora, Katharina / Müllerschön, Nicola 2001

Publisher

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 151 pages

ISBN

0870700235

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Notes

An additional German translation of Robert Storr's essay accompanies this publication published on the occasion of an exhibition "Gerhard Richter. October 18, 1977" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 112

Exhibitions

On October 18, 1977, three young German radicals, members of the militant Baader-Meinhof group, were found dead in a Stuttgart prison; they were pronounced suicides, but many people suspected they had been murdered.

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Gerhard Richter. October 18, 1977 Storr, Robert 2000

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Hardback, 80 pages

ISBN

3883754161

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 10

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Übersicht accompanies the eponymous exhibition of the German Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), which has been composed by Gerhard Richter himself.

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Gerhard Richter. Übersicht Schwarz, Dieter / Zeller, Ursula / Adriani, Götz 2000

In

Kunstforum International

Issue

01 January 2000, Vol. 150, p. 298 - 309

Language

German

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 301
Illustrated: p. 298 (detail) (b/w)
Vernetzte Zeiten. Über Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Neo Rauch Thomas, Karin 2000

Publisher

Manchester University Press, Manchester

Details

Softcover, 162 pages

ISBN

0719051673

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 37-39
Illustrated: p. 37 (detail) (b/w)
History Painting Reassessed. The Representation of History in Contemporary Art Green, David / Seddon, Peter 2000

Publisher

MIT Press, Cambridge

Details

Softcover, 592 pages

ISBN

9780262523479

Language

English

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 385 (detail) (b/w)
Neo-Avantgarde and Culture Industry. Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975 Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 2000

Publisher

Gli Ori, Prato

Details

Softcover, 205 pages

ISBN

8887700079

Language

Italian English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 17, 31

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Corà, Bruno / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Chevrier, Jean Francois / Moscati, Italo 1999

Publisher

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin

Details

Softcover, 659 pages

ISBN

9783875848694

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 184
Discussed: pp. 334
Illustrated: p. 335 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Das XX. Jahrhundert. Ein Jahrhundert Kunst in Deutschland. Altes Museum, neue Nationalgalerie, Hamburger Bahnhof Otto, Almut / Blunck, Lars / Pötzscher, Anke / Schuster, Peter-Klaus / Schneider, Angela / Blume, Eugen / Scholz, Dieter / Wullen, Moritz / Jäger, Joachim 1999

Publisher

Kunst aus Nordrhein-Westfalen, Aachen

Details

Softcover, 90 pages

ISBN

3000052488

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 79
Discussed: pp. 80

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Werke aus Aachener Sammlungen Brusis, Ilse / Murken, Hinrich / Becker, Wolfgang / Elger, Dietmar / Engels, Maria / Gold, Anne 1999

Publisher

Springer, Wien

Details

Softcover, 242 pages

ISBN

3211829644

Language

German

Category

Theses

Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.). - Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1996

Artwork Illustrated: p. 29, 88, 153 (b/w)
Ohne Eigenschaften. Das Portrait bei Gerhard Richter Ehrenfried, Susanne 1997

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Softcover, 654 pages

ISBN

3770138694

ISBN

978-3770138692

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions

Notes

47. Berliner Festwochen in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 07.09.1997-11.01.1998

Artwork Mentioned: pp. 407

Exhibitions

Deutschlandbilder. Kunst aus einem geteilten Land Gillen, Eckhart 1997

In

October. Art, theory, criticism, politics

Issue

01 November 1996, Vol. 75, p. 60 - 82

Publisher

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN

0162-2870

Language

English

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 72-82
Illustrated: p. 71, 80 (details) (b/w)
Divided Memory and Post-Traditional Identity. Gerhard Richter's Work of Mourning Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1996

Publisher

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Details

Softcover, 310 pages

ISBN

0810968908

ISBN

978-0810968905

Language

English

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Illustrated: p. 228 (colour)

Exhibitions

Abstraction in the Twentieth Century. Total Risk, Freedom, Discipline Rosenthal, Mark 1996
Gerhard Richter Alborch, Carmen / Corral, María de / Lebrero Stals, José / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1994

In

Kunstchronik

Issue

01 January 1994, Vol. 47, No. 9, p. 563 - 579

Language

German

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 567

Exhibitions

Das ironische Gesamtkunstwerk. Zur Richter-Retrospektive in der Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, 10. Dezember 1993 - 13. Februar 1994 Prange, Regine 1994

Publisher

Insel Verlag, Frankfurt a. M.

Details

Softcover, 277 pages

ISBN

3458165606

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 85
Text: Schriften und Interviews Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich 1993

In

Parkett

Issue

01 January 1993, No. 35, p. 32 - 42

Publisher

Parkett Verlag, Zürich

Language

German English

Category

Essays
Artwork Illustrated: p. 37 (b/w)
Drei Impromptus über die Kunst Gerhard Richters / Three Impromptus on the Art of Gerhard Richter Criqui, Jean-Pierre / Aeberli, Irene / Sartarelli, Stephen 1993

In

October. Art, theory, criticism, politics

Issue

01 September 1992, Vol. 62, p. 133 - 142

Publisher

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN

0162-2870

Language

English

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 138
The Richter-Scale of Blur Koch, Gertrud 1992

In

Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou

Issue

01 January 1992, Vol. 40, p. 67 - 85

Publisher

Les Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou

Details

Softcover, 125 pages

Language

French

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 74
Gerhard Richter. Les pouvoirs de l'abstraction Drathen, Doris von 1992

In

Art Monthly

Issue

01 December 1991, p. 3 - 5

Category

Online Publications
Artwork
Gerhard Richter Joyce, Conor 1991

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London

Details

, 144 pages

ISBN

9781854370846

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 127
Illustrated: p. 59, 109 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Rainbird, Sean / Severne, Judith 1991

Publisher

Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen

Details

Softcover, 112 pages

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Illustrated: p. 90 (detail) (b/w)

Exhibitions

Media Teuteberg, Gabriele / Uelsberg, Gabriele 1991

Publisher

Munro-Unverzagt, Hamburg

Details

Softcover, 84 pages

ISBN

3980253805

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork

Exhibitions

Reihung. Ordnung muß sein, aber ist Sein Ordnung? Rockenschaub, Gerwald 1990

Publisher

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Details

Softcover, 166 pages

ISBN

9069180464

Language

Dutch English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 32, 33, 36, 37
Discussed: pp. 29, 30

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter 1988/89 Schampers, Karel / Tilroe, Anna / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1989

Publisher

Verlag Fred Jahn, München

Details

Hardback, 236 pages

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 7
Discussed: pp. 11

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Atlas Zweite, Armin 1989

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Hardback, 544 pages

ISBN

3770123727

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 228
Illustrated: p. 228 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Bilderstreit. Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960 Gohr, Siegfried / Gachnang, Johannes 1989

Publisher

Verlag Fred Jahn, München

Details

Softcover, 236 pages

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 11

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Atlas was published on the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Atlas der Fotos, Collagen und Skizzen in Städtische Galerie in the Lenbachhaus, München.

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Gerhard Richter: Atlas Zweite, Armin 1989

Publisher

Thames and Hudson, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 160 pages

ISBN

0500014426

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Illustrated: p. 84 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Exhibition catalogue by Roald Nasgaard, with an essay by I. Michael Danoff, and an interview with Gerhard Richter by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, edited by Terry A. Neff.

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Gerhard Richter. Paintings Neff, Terry A. / Nasgaard, Roald / Danoff, I. Michael / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1988

Publisher

Galerie nächst St. Stefan, Wien

Details

Softcover, 220 pages

ISBN

3854150563

Language

English German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 89-90, 99

Exhibitions

Abstrakte Malerei aus Amerika und Europa = Abstract Painting of America and Europe. Brice Marden, Gerhard Richter, Helmut Federle, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman Schwarzwälder, Rosemarie 1988

Publisher

Marian Goodman Gallery / Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

Details

Softcover, 46 pages

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 5

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Paintings Rorimer, Anne / Zacharopoulos, Denys 1987
La nouvelle peinture allemande dans la collection Ludwig Aix-La-Chapelle, 1986-87 Becker, Wolfgang 1987

In

Art in America

Issue

01 November 1986, p. 130 - 139, 186

Language

English

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 137

Exhibitions

The Elusive Gerhard Richter Ellis, Stephen 1986
Gerhard Richter. Bilder = Paintings 1962 - 1985 Harten, Jürgen / Hering, Karl-Heinz / Honisch, Dieter / Loock, Ulrich / Ronte, Dieter / Elger, Dietmar 1986

Publisher

Blaue Eule, Essen

Details

Hardback, 216 pages

ISBN

9783892061298

Language

German

Category

Theses

Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.). - Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 1986

Artwork Illustrated: p. 203 (detail) (b/w)
Gerhard Richter. Mögliche Aspekte eines postmodernen Bewusstseins Thomas-Netik, Anja 1986

Publisher

Schreiber, München

Details

Softcover, 192 pages

ISBN

3889600093

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 47, 50
Der vergeßliche Engel. Künstlerporträts für Fortgeschrittene Grasskamp, Walter 1986

Publisher

Silke Schreiber Verlag, München

Details

Hardback, 127 pages

ISBN

978-3-88960-003-5

ISBN

3-88960-003-4

Language

German

Category

Monographs
Artwork Illustrated: p. 27 (detail) (b/w)
Gerhard Richter Loock, Ulrich / Zacharopoulos, Denys / Elger, Dietmar 1985

In

Artforum

Issue

01 January 1985, p. 82 - 91

ISBN

0004-3532

Language

English

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 91
Gerhard Richter. Painting as a Moral Act Bruggen, Coosje van 1985

In

Art Press

Issue

01 February 1983, p. 23 - 26

Language

French

Category

Online Publications
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 26
Illustrated: p. 24 (detail) (b/w)
Gerhard Richter. Réflexion sur l'échec de la peinture Blistène, Bernard 1983

Publisher

Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham

Details

Softcover, 48 pages

ISBN

0950491152

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Illustrated: p. 3 (b/w)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. 48 Portraits Morris, Lynda 1978

Publisher

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

Details

Softcover, 20 pages

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Illustrated: p. 14 (detail) (b/w)

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Abstract paintings Fuchs, Rudolf Herman / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1978

Publisher

Musée national d'art Moderne, Paris

Details

Softcover, 73 pages

ISBN

2858500290

Language

French

Category

Solo Exhibitions
Artwork Discussed: pp. 32-33

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. 1977

Publisher

Gesellschaft Bildender Künstler Österreichs, Künstlerhaus, Wien

Details

Softcover, 65 pages

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
Artwork

Exhibitions

Kunst um 1970 = Art Around 1970. Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen im Künstlerhaus Wien Mayr, Hans / Sotriffer, Kristian / Becker, Wolfgang / Ludwig, Peter 1977

In

Deutsches Ärzteblatt

Issue

01 January 1977, Vol. 74, p. 967 - ff.

Details

, 11 pages

Language

German

Category

Essays
Artwork Mentioned: pp. 967, 1104
Illustrated: p. 967 (detail) (b/w)
Künstler - die wichtigsten Leute der Welt. Betrachtungen zum Menschenbildnis Gerhard Richters Murken, Axel Hinrich / Murken-Altrogge, Christa 1977

Publisher

Neue Galerie, Sammlung Ludwig

Language

English German French

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