Gerhard Richter: Beirut

Gerhard Richter: Beirut
Library Shelf Location 18.RICH
Publication Date 2012
Description Gerhard Richter - Beirut presents a significant number of overpainted photographs produced by Richter since the mid-1980s. Rarely seen in print, the overpainted photographs bring together the artist's long-standing fascination with the nature of photography and the language of abstract painting. Based on Richter's own photographic archives, the imagery ranges from domestic and family photos to holiday snaps, landscapes, mountain ranges and studio shots. Also featured is Museum Visit, a series of 234 overpainted photographs, each photograph having been taken during a typical busy day at Tate Modern. Published on the occasion of Richter's first exhibition in Lebanon (developed by Beirut Art Center (BAC)) Gerhard Richter - Beirut also marks the first publication on the artist's work in Arabic. Conceived by Richter himself, the publication reads from one direction in English, from the other in Arabic, and includes a foreword by BAC directors Lamia Joreige and Sandra Dagher.
ISBN 9783863351779
Quantity 1
Pages 253
Author Achim Borchardt-Hume
Format Paperback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Gerhard Richter
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality German
Language English

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