Overpainted Photographs

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9780993010330: Overpainted Photographs
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The sixth Gerhard Richter title by Heni Publishing offers a comprehensive account of a largely unexplored aspect of the practice of this widely celebrated artist. The catalogue documents Richter s series of overpainted photographs, which he began making in the late 1980s and still engages with today. These works feature informal photographs taken over an extended period by Richter, who by subsequently obscuring these often innocuous snapshots under layers of paint, has transformed their visual meaning entirely and created a fascinating and dreamlike body of work. An essay by acclaimed American art critic Robert Storr introduces the work, exploring the mediums of painting and photography, and their intersection, further. Further essays include newly commissioned texts on the subject by Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator, critic and International Director of The Serpentine,Paul Moorhouse of the National Portrait Gallery, Stefan Gronert, Christine Mehring and Dorothee Brill alongside important reprinted texts on the subject, including essays by Siri Husvedt, Uwe Schneede and Botho Strauss. The book is comprised of five volumes including an index to the works in the catalogue contained within an elegant slipcase.

Biographie de l'auteur :

Gerhard Richter is a German artist who lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Considered to be one of the most eminent artists of the present day, Richter s impressive career spans five decades. Exploring the medium of painting and its many facets, his work also incorporates other mediums such as photography and drawing. Richter has exhibited internationally, including a major retrospective, Panorama, at Tate Modern, London in 2012.

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