Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

During his six-decade-long career, Gerhard Richter has experimented with sculpture, photography, drawing, and especially painting—both figural and abstract, sometimes within a single canvas. Aided at times by the diversity of his media, the artist has continuously examined the nature of imagery, highlighting in particular the contingency of representation. In one series, for example, Richter painted meticulous renditions of photographs, including blurred elements, faithfully portraying and emphasizing the concealed aspects of the original print. Richter was born in Dresden in 1932 and studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. He exhibited throughout Europe starting in the 1960s, and had his first retrospective at the Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany, in 1976. His work has been the subject of touring retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Tate Gallery, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others.

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Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts

March 22, 2017

Dominique Lévy London
October 13, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts at Dominique Lévy London featured a vital group of paintings selected from the artist’s original nineteen Colour Charts produced in 1966. Presented with the support of the Gerhard Richter Archive, the exhibition was the first to focus on the earliest works of this series since their inaugural appearance at Galerie Friedrich & Dahlem, Munich in 1966.

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Selected Press

Artforum | Gerhard Richter

January 1, 2016

Seeing Gerhard Richter’s early “Farbtafeln” (Color Charts) reassembled for the first time since …

Connaissance des arts | L'echelle Chromatique de Gerhard Richter

January 1, 2016

L’idee est venue preque par hasard lors d’une visite chez un quincaillier de Dusseldorf: Gerhard …

Aesthetica | Review of Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts

December 26, 2015

In 1966, Gerhard Richter produced a series of Colour Charts which were a diversion from his most notable …

Elle Decor Italy | Gerhard Richter. Colour Charts

November 2, 2015

Colour Charts è il titolo della mostra di Gerhard Richter in corso in questi giorni presso la galleria …

Tatler | Art for Sale: Work that's off the Richter scale

November 1, 2015

There are artists- and then there is Gerhard Richter. The biggest-selling living artist, fetching …

Independent | Richter scales the heights 50 years on

October 23, 2015

Dominique Levy’s small, beautifully crafted show aims to crystallise a vital moment in Gerhard Richter’s …

The New York Times | London Exhibition Brings Out Another Side of Richter

October 22, 2015

When the artist Gerhard Richter exhibited his first series of Color Chart paintings...

Full-spectrum | Gerhard Richter's Colour Charts at Dominique Lévy

October 13, 2015

Concealed round the back of Dominique Lévy’s first-floor Bond Street gallery is a typical photo-painting …

Architectural Digest | London's Best Fall Art Shows

October 13, 2015

This show pools together a number of Richter’s “Colour Chart” paintings, originally produced …

Evening Standard | Frieze Art Fair 2015 and beyond: The big art shows and events in London this October

October 9, 2015

Richter’s Colour Charts have proved hugely important to the artist, and are the basis of his stunning …

Blouin Artinfo | 10 Must-See Exhibitions During Frieze Week London 2015

October 8, 2015

Gerhard Richter Colour Charts at Dominique Levy Gallery showcases an important group of Richter’s …

Mousse Magazine | “Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts” at Dominique Lévy, London

October 1, 2015

Dominique Lévy is pleased to announce “Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts,” an exhibition featuring …

Cultured | Gerhard Richter

October 1, 2015

Gerhard Richter first introduced Colour Charts in 1966. The paintings, a series of compositions comprising …

Widewalls | Gerhard Richter Colour Charts in London - Presented by Dominique Levy

August 24, 2015

Gerhard Richter’s Colour Charts will be on display for the first time in the last five …

Artnet | Gerhard Richter’s Legendary Color Charts Turn 50

August 4, 2015

In 1966, artist Gerhard Richter began painting simple, uniform grids of colored rectangles or squares …

Art Matter Magazine | Colour Charts at Dominique Lévy

August 1, 2015

Dominique Lévy has announced Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts, an exhibition of paintings selected …

Gallerist | In Basel, Work by Gerhard Richter Hits the Museum- and the Fair

June 16, 2014

As collectors descend on Art Basel this week, they can expect to see a fair number of Gerhard Richters. …

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