Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The Fondation Louis Vuitton has always held a particular interest for Gerhard Richter, who has become one of the standout artists of its collection. Deeply engaged with modern history painting, his art has been reinventing painting’s modalities and finalities since the 1960s, pushing frontiers in the vocabulary of figurative and geometrical abstraction. With this monograph, the Fondation presents numerous works by Richter from the collection. The selection includes examples from the ‘Strip’ and ‘Flow’ series, as well as more recent series of lacquer-painted photographs. The artworks are accompanied by an interview with Richter by Dieter Schwarz and essay by Philippe Dagen.