The publication Gerhard Richter: Paintings from 2003–2005 is based on an exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York in 2005.
Numerous artworks provide an overview of this creative period, in which the use of the colour grey increasingly dominates, leading to the 2003 series Silicate, which depicts black-and-white enlargements of microscopic structures and forms one of the focal points of the exhibition. An interview of Benjamin H. D. Buchloh with Gerhard Richter particularly centres on this series. A second focus is on the dark-coloured abstract paintings from 2005.
Text contributions by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Dieter Schwarz.