ARTIST ROOMS

Gerhard RichterMirror Painting (Grey, 735-2) 1991

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Artist
Gerhard Richter (born 1932)
Title
Mirror Painting (Grey, 735-2)
Spiegel, Grau (735-2)
Date 1991
MediumPigment on glass
Dimensionssupport: 2800 x 1648 x 45 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00022

Online caption

Although Richter is, in many respects, a very traditional painter, and revels in all the things paint can do – render images of reality, create luscious concoctions of colour – he also has a strong cerebral, radical element to his make-up. Although still concerned with looking and looking through a rectangular, window-like frame – much as his figurative or abstract paintings – Richter’s panes of glass and mirrors, that he has continued to make from 1967 to today, have affinities with Conceptual Art, and even with Marcel Duchamp’s Dada works… (read more)

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