Gerhard Richter: Beirut

Foreword by Lamia Joreige, Sandra Dagher

  • 978-3-86335-177-9  
  • 241 x 184 mm | 9.5 x 7.2 in  
  • PB | 256pp  
  • 338 colour 

Published in collaboration with the Beirut Art Center and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig and available from Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig

Beirut presents a significant number of Richter’s overpainted photographs. 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.

Published on the occasion of Richter’s first exhibition in Lebanon, developed by Beirut Art Center, 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.