For the first time in Dresden, the Gerhard Richter Archive of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) is showing a selection of Gerhard Richter’s overpainted photographs. Of the 72 works in total that will be on display in the Albertinum from 26 August 2023, 36 come from the holdings of the Gerhard Richter Art Foundation, founded by the artist in 2019, and 36 from private collections.
Richter’s oeuvre of the past six decades is characterised by the dialogue and confrontation of representational and abstract pictorial strategies. In no other group of works by the artist do both styles enter into a similar symbiosis as in the small-format Overpainted Photographs.
In 1991 Gerhard Richter commented on the creation of these works: “Photography has almost no …
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Image above: Gerhard Richter, 15 April 2015, 2015, oil on colour photograph, 11.3 x 16.6 cm, on loan from the Gerhard Richter Art Foundation, © Gerhard Richter 2023 (26082023), Photo: Simon Vogel, Cologne