By Sheena Wagstaff, Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Briony Fer, Hal Foster, Peter Geimer, Brinda Kumar, André Rottmann
This lavishly illustrated monograph explores Richters complex relationship to figuration, abstraction and memory through more than 100 key canvases.
New essays by eminent 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; André Rottmann considers the impact of randomization and chance on Richter’s abstract works; and Hal Foster examines the glass and mirror works. As this book demonstrates, Richter’s rich and varied oeuvre is a testament to the continued relevance of painting in contemporary art.
Publication Date: March 10, 2020
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2020
Hardcover, 270 pages
Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 10 1/2
277 color illus.