CAGE: 6 Paintings by Gerhard Richter
by Robert Storr
German artist Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is widely regarded as one of the most important painters at work today. His diverse body of work has been exhibited at major institutions worldwide and in 2001, he was given a solo retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Cage Paintings, conceived as a single coherent group and first displayed at the Venice Biennale...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Tate
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I gave this review five stars because of its absolutely incredible, insightful and necessary second half, which shows each of the six Cage paintings at different steps of its development. For anyone interested or knowledgeable in Richter's unique and ground-breaking technique for his "Abstract Pictures," this is an obviously useful resource. But I do want to stress that Robert Storr's essay that comprises the first half of this book is typical of Storr's writing on Richter. Storr is a good story...more