A documentary about the world's most expensive artist.
109314 Cover front Gerhard Richter © Arthaus Musik
Described in Art Review as the world’s most influential and expensive living artist, the German painter Gerhard Richter has enjoyed enormous international success with major recent exhibitions at Tate Modern, Guggenheim Bilbao, Pompidou Centre and Ludwig Museum in his hometown Cologne.
This particular film was made some years ago at the time of his highly successful American retrospective at MOMA entitled “40 Years of Painting” and charts his entire artistic career. Born in Dresden in 1932, the year before Hitler came to power, Richter later grew up in communist East Germany, before escaping to the West just before the Wall went up in Berlin. Since then he has produced a large and diverse body of work from his blurred photo-based paintings to his gigantic abstractions, from his Baader Meinhof pictures to his perceptual installations using sheets of glass.
Gerald Fox’s film caught up with the artist at his home in Cologne where he was undergoing a period of quiet reflection and preparation before beginning a new series of paintings.
Cat. No.: 109314 (DVD)
Genre art documentary
Duration 51 mins
Video format DVD / NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo
Production Company foxy films Ltd.
Director Gerald Fox
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