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Author Wagstaff, Sheena, author.

Title Gerhard Richter : painting after all / Sheena Wagstaff, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh ; with essays by Briony Fer, Hal Foster, Peter Geimer, Brinda Kumar, André Rottmann.

Publication Info. New York, New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2020]
New Haven, Connecticut ; London, England : Distributed by Yale University Press
Verona, Italy : Trifolio s.r.l.


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Description 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 4-July 5, 2020; and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, August 14, 2020-January 19, 2021.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-263) and index.
Contents Introduction: The excavation of memory / Sheena Wagstaff -- Documents of culture, documents of barbarism: Richter's Birkenau paintings / Benjamin H. D. Buchloh -- Seeing one medium through another: Richter's photo paintings of the 1960s / Peter Geimer -- Chrono-technics: Richter's family pictures / Briony Fer -- Terrains of paint: Richter's landscapes / Brinda Kumar -- Randomizing painting: notes on Richter's abstractions / André Rottmann -- In a glass, darkly / Hal Foster.
Event "Gerhard Richter: Painting After All" : March 4-July 5, 2020, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.
"Gerhard Richter: Painting After All" : August 14, 2020-January 19, 2021, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Summary Over the course of his 60-year career, Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) has employed both representation and abstraction as a means of reckoning with the legacy, collective memory, and national sensibility of post-Second World War Germany, in both broad and very personal terms. This book features approximately 100 of his key canvases, from photo paintings created in the early 1960s to portraits and later large-scale abstract series, as well as select works in glass. New essays by scholars address a variety of themes: Sheena Wagstaff evaluates the conceptual import of the artist's technique; Benjamin H. D. Buchloh discusses the poignant Birkenau paintings (2014); Peter Geimer explores the artist's enduring interest in photographic imagery; Briony Fer looks at Richter's family pictures against traditional painting genres and conventions; Brinda Kumar investigates the artist's engagement with landscape as a site of memory; Andre Rottmann considers the impact of randomization and chance on Richter's abstract works; and Hal Foster examines the glass and mirror works.
Language Text in English, with translations from the German.
Subject Richter, Gerhard, 1932- -- Exhibitions.
Richter, Gerhard, 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Richter, Gerhard, 1932- -- Themes, motives.
Painting, German -- 20th century -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Male artists -- Germany -- 20th century -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Richter, Gerhard, 1932- artist.
Buchloh, B. H. D., author.
Fer, Briony, author.
Foster, Hal, author.
Geimer, Peter, author.
Kumar, Brinda, author.
Rottmann, André, author.
Stockman, Russell, translator.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.), host institution.
Yale University Press, distributor.
Trifolio SRL, printer, binder.
Added Title Painting after all
ISBN 1588396851

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