Gerhard Richter

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Gerhard Richter, beyond a doubt the most famous German artist of his generation, will be celebrating his eightieth birthday on 9 February 2012. To mark the occasion, ikono has compiled a selection on films and trailers on the most important exhibitions around this anniversary. The most important show is being put on view at the New National Gallery in Berlin: Panorama, a retrospective of his work, organized in conjunction with Tate Modern in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. On view are 150 paintings from all periods of the artist’s extensive oeuvre, carefully selected together with the artist himself, offer visitors a profound insight into his stylistically and thematically diverse body of work. Several canvases that have long been accepted into the modern canon, such as Ema (1966), the nude descending the stairs, and Betty (1988), whose head is turned away from the viewer, are combined here with rarely seen works and a few that have never been on display before. Parallel to the exhibition at the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has installed Richter’s 18. Oktober 1977 cycle at the Alte Nationalgalerie. On view at me Collectors Room are the editions 1965-2011. The Olbricht Collection is probably the only private art collection in the world to contain virtually all of Gerhard Richter’s editions, spanning a period from 1965 to 2011. In addition, ikono is featuring trailers on Corinna Belz’ remarkable documentary on the life and works of Gerhard Richter.

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