Gerhard Richter: Settembre | Septiembre

Robert Storr

  • September 2011  
  • IT 978-0-9564041-3-8  
  • ES 978-0-9564041-4-5  
  • 220 x 180 mm | 8.7 x 7.1 in  
  • PB | 96pp  
  • 81 colour & b/w 

Accompanying the bestselling English and German language editions of September— developed by HENI Publishing and published by Tate Publishing and Buchhandlung Walther König respectively—HENI Publishing present Italian and Spanish language editions.

In these publications, eminent American scholar and curator Robert Storr offers an authoritative consideration of September, Richter’s 2005 painting made in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center of 11 September 2001, asking “what is the meaning of a single, small, almost abstract depiction of one of the most consequential occurrences in recent world history?”.

Opening with a vivid personal account of being in New York that day and paying particular attention to the role of the media, Storr deftly explores the geo-political context of the attacks, capturing the effects of the atrocity on a deeply human level while navigating the complex web of political, social, religious and cultural factors that it embodied and the discourse it has provoked.

Gerhard Richter is a German artist who lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Considered to be one of the most eminent artists of the present day, Richter’s impressive career spans five decades. Richter has exhibited internationally, including a major retrospective, Panorama, at Tate Modern, London in 2012.