In 1961, just 29 years old, Gerhard Richter escaped East Germany to study art in Düsseldorf. Over the six decades since, his work has spanned a multitude of subjects, styles, and mediums. Here, ahead of The Met’s exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, see his art and hear from Richter himself through excerpts from interviews and the artist’s notebooks.
Spanning the entirety of Richter's prolific and innovative career, the exhibition will present over one hundred works that focus on his specific commitment to the medium, as well as his related interests in photography, digital reproduction, and sculpture.
Major loans include the series Cage (2006) and Birkenau (2014), twin cores of the exhibition, as well as the recent work House of Cards (2020), all of which will be exhibited in the United States for the first time
Accompanied by a catalogue.