Gerhard Richter

Orchid . 1997

Orchid . 1997


In his career-long exploration of the relationship between painting and photography, Richter reveals the potent currency of the reproduced image. His works encompass realism based on photographs and magazine cuttings, large-scale abstracts produced by dragging layers of paint across the canvas, romantic landscapes and overpainted photographs. This willingness to experiment marks him as a significant force in the revitalisation of painting in contemporary art.


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