Gerhard Richter. Catalogue Raisonné 1993–2004

AuthorZweite, Armin
Date2005
PublisherRichter Verlag, Düsseldorf in association with D.A.P Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY
DetailsHardback, 324 pages
ISBN 9783937572215
ISBN 393757221X
Language English

This catalogue raisonné records Richter’s works in the years 1993-2004.

In his work, Gerhard Richter calls into question painting's boundaries, and the labels applied to painting and theories connected with them. In his pictures based on photographs - blurred overpaintings, grey paintings, and landscape and abstract compositions - he makes clear that nothing perceived by our senses can ever be found in a picture. The outer world is not portrayable and the inner one resists any comparison. While his painted works based on photographs illustrate painting's superiority, his glass works - glass panes, paintings on glass, mirrors and sculptures - question the interaction of viewer and picture and, like the paintings, offer a window onto the world. This publication takes account of all the important stages of Richter's oeuvre.