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Gerhard Richter: 100 Abstract Pictures


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Editor’s Notes:

A new artist’s book, created by Gerhard Richter, that explores abstraction and chance in art and writing.

“The 100 Abstract Pictures shown here originated about five years ago, when I poured enamel paints on a fifty-by-fifty centimeter glass plate. The paints then flowed into one another without completely mixing. Thus they produced countless ephemeral abstract pictures, which I captured in photographs. These pictures are juxtaposed in the book with text formations that were generated at random.” —Gerhard Richter, 2023

With a career spanning more than sixty years, the renowned painter Gerhard Richter is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Debuting alongside Richter’s first exhibition at David Zwirner, featuring new abstract works created between 2016 and 2022, this book celebrates his continued dedication to experimentation and innovation.

An artwork of its own, this intimate volume inspires both close looking and a beautiful interpretation of abstraction.

About the Brand

Drawing on David Zwirner’s world-renowned artists, estates, and exhibitions, the contemporary art gallery’s imprint publishes monographs, historical surveys, and collected writings of the highest quality.

Size & Fit
  • Dimensions: 6.5 × 9.25 in | 16.6 × 23.5 cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: David Zwirner Books
  • Artists: Gerhard Richter
  • Printer: DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Reproductions: 100 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781644231111
  • Retail: $50 | $65 CAN | £40
  • Status: Available
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