Gerhard Richter

born 1932


Gerhard Richter, ‘Self Portrait Standing, Three Times, 17.3.1991’ 1991
Gerhard Richter
Self Portrait Standing, Three Times, 17.3.1991 1991
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
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Gerhard Richter (German: [ˈʀɪçtɐ]; born 9 February 1932) is a German visual artist. Richter has produced abstract as well as photorealistic paintings, and also photographs and glass pieces.

In October 2012, Richter's Abstraktes Bild set an auction record price for a painting by a living artist at $34 million (£21 million). This was exceeded in May 2013 when his 1968 piece Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral square, Milan) was sold for $37.1 million (£24.4 million) in New York. This was further exceeded in February 2015 when his painting Abstraktes Bild sold for $44.52 million (£30.4 million) in London at Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Sale.

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Artist as subject

Film and audio


Gerhard Richter: Panorama

On the eve of a major retrospective at Tate Modern, the artist talks about his life and work


Chance and Intention: Gerhard Richter’s Abstractions

In this talk art historian Benjamin H. D. Buchloh looks in great detail at Richter’s responses to painters like ...

ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter: Modern Times

Anthony d'Offay and Gavin Delahunty on ARTIST ROOMS Gerhard Richter: Modern Times exhibition at mima.


ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter Modern Times newspaper

Taking inspiration from Modern Times, mima has recruited a team of young people aged 14-21 to create a newspaper supplement ...


ARTIST ROOMS: Gerhard Richter at mima.

Anthony d'Offay on ARTIST ROOMS Gerhard Richter: Modern Times, exhibition at Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art.


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