An exhibition at Gagosian explores the German artist’s experiments with paint applied directly to the photographic surface. One series of photographs was taken in the run-up to his retrospective at Tate Modern in 2011. They capture the ebb and flow of visitors throughout the course of a single day, and are over-painted with marbled swirls of colours. White is used when there are just a few people in the galleries, and bolder colours indicate growing crowds. Through gaps in the paint we glimpse figures that we might have missed, or ignored – moments hidden in a sea people.
Richter is an iconic artist and the chance to see his work in the intimate environment of Gagosian is an opportunity not to be missed.
|What||Gerhard Richter: Overpainted Photographs, Gagosian|
|Where||Gagosian Davies Street, 17-19 Davies Street, London, W1k 3DE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
09 Apr 19 – 08 Jun 19, Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
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