Gerhard Richter

Ohne Titel, 1998

Offsetdruck, 64.2 x 100.5 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2005-027-003
© Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter
b. 1932 (Dresden, DE), lives and works in Cologne, DE

Gerhard Richter’s work is deeply engaged with both photography and painting. Many of his paintings have family snapshots from private albums or mass media reproductions as their foundation. When a painting is the starting point for a photographic work, as in the case of the series 128 Details from a Picture (Halifax 1978) II, then the information within the photographic image is blurred, turned into allusions, obfuscations, and traces.