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dont sleep...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by kaesthebluntedwonder, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    dont sleep on gerhard richter paintings, they are uncomfortable. use a bed instead.

    i peeped this for a little bit today and i thought id share it with those who might be interested..highly recommended if you can get to it in time..so amazing at times i thought i could step into the paintings..


    Exhibition's Focus on Paintings Reveals the Multifaceted Nature of Richter's Work and

    His Mastery of Multiple Genres over the Course of His Career

    Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting

    February 14–May 21, 2002

    NEW YORK, February 2002—Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting is the first full-scale survey of the paintings of the influential German artist ever mounted in New York as well as the most comprehensive overview of the artist’s work yet seen in North America. The exhibition, among the largest MoMA has ever devoted to a contemporary artist, presents 188 canvases from every phase of Richter’s career, from 1962 to today. This exhibition demonstrates the artist's mastery of diverse genres, including gestural abstractions, landscapes, portraits, and other photo-based pictures, as well as the vitality of painting as a mode of expression. Richter’s diverse body of work calls into question many widely held attitudes about the inherent importance of stylistic consistency, the “organic” evolution of individual artistic sensibility, the spontaneous nature of creativity, and the relationship of technological means and mass media imagery to traditional studio methods and formats. While many contemporary postmodernists have explored these issues by circumventing or dismissing painting as a viable artistic option, Richter has challenged painting to meet the demands posed by new forms of conceptual art. Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting is organized by Robert Storr, Senior Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art.

    Richter has long been a greatly respected figure in Europe, but, Storr states, “the fact remains that compared to American contemporaries of similar achievement—Jasper Johns and Robert Ryman, to name two—Richter is relatively unfamiliar to the general American public and still insufficiently known or understood by the dedicated audience of modern art.” Two exhibitions of Richter's work have been shown in the United States: a twenty-two-painting overview at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1987 and an eighty-painting

    survey that opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto in 1988 and then traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Over the years, Richter’s renown in America has grown, with his work featured in galleries, group or thematic shows at museums, and exhibitions devoted to a particular aspect of his work.

    Richter has been enormously prolific and has worked in all mediums. Painting, however, has always been his primary concern, and with the exception of one early drawing and his sculptural portraits of himself and Blinky Palermo, Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting is exclusively focused on paintings. Storr states: “Fifty years after Richter found his vocation and forty years after making his first distinctive mark, the accumulated evidence selectively presented in this exhibition vindicates his faith in an art form fewer and fewer of his closest supporters have believed in and much of the general public has taken for granted, at high cost to painting's ability to convey fresh meaning. In any event, it is a medium that has come to depend for its survival on Richter's severe scrutiny—and it has survived and thrived in large measure because of it.”

    and just to give you an idea of what some of its like (this guy paints everything)

    this oughta suffice...im telling you, if you can, go see this
  2. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

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  3. Rhubarb

    Rhubarb New Jack

    Joined: Nov 27, 2001 Messages: 63 Likes Received: 1
    those paintings are so nice.
  4. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 5, 2000 Messages: 3,572 Likes Received: 19
    This shouldn't be on page 2...

    I don't really like the pieces with spattered paint and fat brush strokes, but love everything else..

    thank you Kaes !
  5. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

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    im pretty sure youd change your mind if you saw those in person
  6. seven.13

    seven.13 Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I might change my mind.

    I guess i meant they dont apeal to me as much when i compare them to everything else he does...
  7. THE LAW

    THE LAW Guest

    ahhhhhhh.....Gerhard Richter rules!!!!

    been fortunate enough to see most of those pictured in person...

    that first one is mesmerizing.
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    "bump?.....did i say that right?"
  9. Iris

    Iris Banned

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  10. backcountrywriter

    backcountrywriter Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2001 Messages: 317 Likes Received: 2
    those are real nice paintings
  11. I wanted to start a thread about this... Kaes your title is misleading.
    Gerhart Richter is my favorite painter, legentary skills, bonebreaking context. Although i've seen lots of his stuff and have a couple of books on him i'd give my right ball to see that exhibition....to bad i wont.
    Somebody send me the catalogue!!!!:eek:
  12. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    my bad

    yes i know it is a little misleading. i tried to change it as you can see, but it doesnt change that title on the thread listing page. sorry about that, i just figured people would click on this anyway and see what its about. oh well, now i know for next time..
  13. CIPHER_one

    CIPHER_one Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2000 Messages: 2,300 Likes Received: 0
    those candles and the girl are not painted. they are photographs. I'm sorry.
  14. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    are they? cuz right next to them it said oil on canvas...hm, moma must have been lying
  15. No cipher, those are oil paintings...when we say legentary skills we mean that