Catalogue accompanying the exhibition Gerhard Richter. A Private Collection held at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Malaga, Spain (January 16 – April 18, 2004) and the Museu do Chiado, Museum Nacional de Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal (April 29 – June 27, 2004).
The collectors Georg and Ingrid Böckmann have amassed Richter works encompassing almost his whole career, starting back in the 1960s. All genres from portraits, to landscapes, to still lifes, to geometric colour charts, to his famous abstract compositions.
As this collection has proved to be so extensive, it gives valuable insight into all aspects of the artist's œuvre. Known for guarding his privacy and being scarce with this remarks regarding his work, the statements and interviews contained in the book clarify the painter’s opinion towards art and his newfound approaches and formulations.