Gerhard Richter. Overpainted Photographs
Markus Heinzelmann, Siri Hustvedt, Uwe M. Schneede, Botho Strauß
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2008
out of print
These kinds of overpaintings appeared in works as early as his Atlas.
Practically all of these mostly small-format paintings are in private collections and rarely exhibited in public. In these subjects, covered with a painterly veil, Richter continues to prove that he is a “master at keeping his distance,â€? as Robert Storr once formulated it. This monograph offers a unique opportunity to honor what has previously been a neglected but copious complex of works in the artist’s oeuvre.