Gerhard Richter

A retrospective of the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the most important and versatile living artists, is currently on show as part of the 2017 Czech-German Cultural Spring. The exhibition features over seventy works from his sixty-year long artistic career, including his iconic photorealistic paintings. In Richter’s work we can observe a wide spectrum of historical influences – from realism and impressionism, to pop art, conceptualism and abstract expressionism.

The time-line of Richter’s life guides us through the Kinský Palace courtyard, ending on the ground floor, where there is a screening of the artist’s only film. The main body of key artworks is displayed on the second floor. From there we can continue to the second part of the exhibition in the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, consisting of his series of paintings focused on the suffering in Auschwitz, as well as his monumental glass sculpture that plays with the incidence and reflection of light.

Gerhard Richter’s exhibition will run in the Kinský Palace on the Prague’s Old Town Square and in the nearby Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia from 26th April until 3rd September 2017. The exhibition was created with the support of The Pudil Family Foundation.

Gerhard Richter - 1025 Colours, 1974, lacquer on canvas, 254 cm x 254 cm, Humlebæk / Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gerhard Richter - 1025 Colours, 1974, lacquer on canvas, 254 cm x 254 cm, Humlebæk / Denmark, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gerhard Richter - Abstract Painting, 2016, oil on wood, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Abstract Painting, 2016, oil on wood, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Betty, 1977, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, Köln, Museum Ludwig
Gerhard Richter - Betty, 1977, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm, Köln, Museum Ludwig
Gerhard Richter - Saint John, 1988, oil on canvas, 200 x 260 cm, London, Tate Modern
Gerhard Richter - Saint John, 1988, oil on canvas, 200 x 260 cm, London, Tate Modern
Gerhard Richter - Gudrun, 1987, oil on canvas, 250 x 250 cm, Paris, Fundation Louis Vuitton
Gerhard Richter - Gudrun, 1987, oil on canvas, 250 x 250 cm, Paris, Fundation Louis Vuitton
Gerhard Richter - Mr. Heyde, 1965, oil on canvas, 55 x 65 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Mr. Heyde, 1965, oil on canvas, 55 x 65 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Sea Landscape (slightly cloudy), 1969, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton
Gerhard Richter - Sea Landscape (slightly cloudy), 1969, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm, Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton
Gerhard Richter - Betty, 1988, oil on canvas, 102 x 72 cm, USA, St. Louis Art Museum
Gerhard Richter - Betty, 1988, oil on canvas, 102 x 72 cm, USA, St. Louis Art Museum
Gerhard Richter - September, 2005, oil on canvas, 52 cm x 72 cm, New York, Museum of Modern Art
Gerhard Richter - September, 2005, oil on canvas, 52 cm x 72 cm, New York, Museum of Modern Art
Gerhard Richter - Ella, 2007, oil on ncavas, 40 cm x 31 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Ella, 2007, oil on ncavas, 40 cm x 31 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Apple Trees, 1987, oil on canvas, 67 cm x 92 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Apple Trees, 1987, oil on canvas, 67 cm x 92 cm, private collection
Gerhard Richter - Ema, Nude on stairs, 1966, oil on canvas, 200 x 130 cm, Köln, Museum Ludwig
Gerhard Richter - Ema, Nude on stairs, 1966, oil on canvas, 200 x 130 cm, Köln, Museum Ludwig
Gerhard Richter - Fighter Planes Phantom, 1964, oil on canvas, 140 x 190 cm, Stuttgart, Froehlich Collection
Gerhard Richter - Fighter Planes Phantom, 1964, oil on canvas, 140 x 190 cm, Stuttgart, Froehlich Collection

The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects. 

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