In May 2013, Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral Square Milan), a painting from 1968 by the German artist Gerhard Richter, sold for $37.1 million at auction – the most an artwork by a currently living artist has ever sold for. If you want to see what the fuss is about (but don’t have that kind of cash) then you’re in luck: this October, the Marian Goodman Gallery is opening its London outpost with an exhibition of Richter’s work.
Whether abstract or figurative, Gerhard Richter’s painting is easily recognised by its smooth surfaces, devoid of the painter’s brush marks. His imitation of an objective camera lens, indiscriminately reproducing everything it sees, even extends to upsetting ‘un-paintable’ subjects such as Germany’s Baader-Meinhof terrorist faction and the incomprehensible calamity of 9 11.
Stylish work by one of the greatest living artists displayed in what looks to be a fantastic new gallery space in the heart of Soho – what’s not to like?
|What||Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery|
|Where||Marian Goodman Gallery, 5-8 Lower John Street, London, W1F 9DY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
14 Oct 14 – 20 Dec 14, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information|