Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images

Art, Paintings
Gerhard Richter, ‘Ella’  (903-1), 2007
Image courtesy: The artist and Gerhard Richter Atelier Gerhard Richter, ‘Ella’ (903-1), 2007

Famous paintings and more by one of Europe's greatest living artists come to QAGOMA in a show that's the envy of every other institution in Australia

For more than half a century Gerhard Richter has navigated almost every painting style sprawling abstract works, intimate portraits, lush landscapes, intuitive overpainted photographs – you name it, there's a good chance Richter's put his brush to it. Now, this deep dive into the German painter's work will be on show at the Gallery of Modern Art, capturing Richter’s ability to shift and play with form and style.

Drawing on works from public and private collections from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, the exclusive exhibition will showcase more than 90 artworks. It will also include a room devoted to the 400-panel extract from Richter’s encyclopaedic archival project ATLAS 1962-Ongoing, including photographs, sketches, collages and cuttings that he has used for inspiration. 

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