Gerhard Richter : colour charts /

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Main Author: Richter, Gerhard, 1932- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:London : Dominque Lévy, [2015]
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Main Author:Richter, Gerhard, 1932- artist.

In 1966, German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932) embarked on a series of paintings: uniform grids of colored rectangles or squares in a chart configuration against a white background, inspired by industrially produced paint chips. With the exception of only one other painting, this marked the artist's first use of color and a turning point in his career.
This comprehensive catalogue is the first publication dedicated to the original Colour Charts , both those created in 1966 and those made in the '70s after a five-year hiatus. Featuring new essays by Dietmar Elger, head of the Gerhard Richter Archive; Hubertus Butin, curator and author of several key texts on Richter; and Jaleh Mansoor, professor at the University of British Columbia, whose research concentrates on modern abstraction and its socioeconomic implications, this is a handsome tribute to one of Richter's most groundbreaking bodies of work.

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Language Notes:English and German.
General Notes:Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Dominique Lévy, London, Oct. 13, 2015-Jan.16, 2016.
Physical Description:140 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.