Night Sketches – Gerhard Richter

Night Sketches – Gerhard Richter


July 2011
ISBN 9780956404152
173 x 110 mm
200 pages
177 illustrations

An artist’s book of 84 sketched by esteemed German artist Gerhard Richter.

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This artist’s book presents 84 reproductions of sketches taken from a notebook made by Gerhard Richter between 2004 and 2009. Some sketches feature figurative motifs, human forms and faces, while others appear as purely abstract shapes, configurations and patterns.

About the artist

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Germany. He studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts and then the Düsseldorf Art Academy. His work has been the subject of exhibitions internationally, including touring retrospectives at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Tate, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among many others. Richter has experimented with sculpture, photography, drawing and, notably, painting. Aided by the diversity of his media, the artist has continuously examined the nature of imagery, highlighting in particular the contingency of representation.