17 March 2021


Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

Cy Twombly Foundation Louvre Lawsuit – Nazi Era Klimt Painting Returned – Gerhard Richter Holocaust Panels Permanent Loan

13 April 2019

Richter and Snyder Two London Spring Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Gerhard Richter show currently in the smaller of Gagosian’s three London galleries is maybe best described as “a bit of a tease”.

19 February 2017

Gerhard Richter Unveils New Work At Museum Ludwig in Cologne

Gerhard Richter’s who celebrates his eighty-fifth birthday on February 9, is presenting twenty-six recent abstract paintings, shown for the first time at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

26 January 2017

Gerhard Richter Eisberg Goes Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

An important painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter goes under the hammer for the first time in March 2017 at Sotheby’s London Evening sale of Contemporary Art.

17 January 2016


Gerhard Richter’s Monumental Abstraktes Bild 725-4 Goes Under The Hammer

Gerhard Richter’s Abstrakte Bild a painting remaining in private hands from 1990 and previously held in the private collection of the artist, will lead Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening auction on 10 February. Painted in 1990, Abstraktes Bild (725-4) was hidden away from the public eye, until 1996 when it was unveiled at an exhibition of his personal paintings at the Carre d’Art in […]

2 September 2015


Gerhard Richter Pledges Art To Charity Auction for The Homeless

Over 100 artworks have been donated to a charity sale to benefit the Düsseldorf charity for the homeless fiftyfifty by more than 70 renowned German artists. The artists that have pledged to participate in the charitable event include Gerhard Richter, Imi Knoebel, Katharina Fritsch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Schütte. The charity […]

4 August 2015


Gerhard Richter’s Colour Chart Paintings Reunited In New London Exhibition

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Colour Charts inception, an exhibition of  Gerhard Richter’s iconic paintings, selected from the artist’s original nineteen, ‘Colour Charts,’ produced in 1966 is to be mounted at Dominique Lévy in London. Presented with the support of the Gerhard Richter Archive, the exhibition is the first exhibition to feature a small but vital […]

14 July 2015


Artlyst Podcast: Hans Ulrich Obrist Discusses Gerhard Richter And Avro Pärt Collaboration

Artlyst recently visited the Witworth Gallery in Manchester and attended the premiere of a collaboration between two of the world’s most influential and enduring cultural figures – artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt. This beautiful and solemn work was premièred at the gallery as part of MIF15, where Richter and Pärt were in attendance. […]

10 July 2015


Artlyst EXCLUSIVE: LISTEN To Choir Perform Live For Avro Pärt, Gerhard Richter Collaboration

Artlyst was fortunate enough to attend the première of a rather special collaboration that was several years in the making. A project that brought together two of the world’s most influential and enduring cultural figures – artist Gerhard Richter and composer Arvo Pärt. Both men have made works inspired by and dedicated to the other and these […]

29 June 2015


David Hockney Criticises Gerhard Richter In A Second Scathing Attack

David Hockney has made it clear that his opinion of the work of Gerhard Richter is not going to change any time soon, and it seems that the great British artist really doesn’t like the work. Hockney delivered another attack regarding the work of the famous German painter in an interview printed in the July […]

26 June 2015


Gerhard Richter, Douglas Gordon, Jeremy Deller Among Artists At Manchester International Festival

From Thursday 2 July Manchester will be alive with music, dance, theatre – and visual art as Manchester International Festival (2 to 19 July) celebrates a decade as the world’s only Festival of original new work. The programme includes world premieres, unique concerts and one-off events, including a number of free events across the Festival. […]

9 March 2015


Gerhard Richter Reveals Horror At His $30 Million Record Price For Top Living Artist

Artist Gerhard Richter, the world-famous German painter, has expressed his incredulity at the astronomical sums of money paid for his works, telling the German daily Die Zeit ‘The records keep being broken and every time my initial reaction is one of horror,’ stated the artist, after sale of one of his works for £30 million. […]

12 February 2015


Gerhard Richter Record Price For Europe’s Top Living Artist At Sotheby’s

Last evening’s Sotheby’s sale of Contemporary Art in Europe was led by Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild which established a new record for the artist, selling for £30.4 million / $46.3 million / €41 million (with an estimate of £14 to 20 million), a new benchmark for any European living artist. The painting was created in […]

23 December 2014


Tony Cragg Denies Involvement In Achenbach Fraud

Following on from the trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach that began the week before last – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars – the case has taken another shocking turn. Achenbach, who has been […]

16 December 2014


German Art Dealer Gives Partial-Confession In £18 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began last week after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, previously denied the accusations against him. If […]

10 December 2014


German Art Dealer In Court Over £17 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began on Tuesday after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, denies the accusations against him. If found […]

24 October 2014

Gerhard Richter At Marian Goodman Gallery – The Hallucinatory Blur Of Mediums

The Marian Goodman Gallery presents its inaugural exhibition of German artist Gerhard Richter at the heavily anticipated opening of the gallery. Richter is one of the most critically and commercially successful artists; the octogenarian has been shown by Marian Goodman for some 30 years; but with the opening of Marian Goodman, London – this is […]

16 October 2014


Friezing Day 2 Ben Austin Takes On The Mighty Frieze

So the other night, I went to the opening of the swanky Marian Goodman Gallery in Lower John St. Soho. The New York powerhouse had set up shop in London and how. The well-heeled Euro set crowd, fresh from the fair were out in force. I greeted a dapper Jay Joplin who was entertaining clients […]

16 October 2014


Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (774-4) For Christie’s Auction

The work by artist Gerhard Richter titled ‘Abstraktes Bild (774-4)’ is a seminal example of the artist’s layered abstract practice that Richter began exploring in the late 1980’s. The work was first exhibited in Rome the same year of its execution, the painting was shown alongside an exclusive selection of Richter’s finest work from that […]

14 October 2014


Polke Beats Richter In £46 Million Christie’s Sale

Sigmar Polke’s status had a further boost at Christie’s London on Monday; with the evening sale of the Essl Collection, the prices for the German artist’s work increased, with five works by Polke originally estimated at an aggregate price of £8 million, ended up selling for just over £16 million, bringing Polke closer to his […]

13 October 2014


Gerhard Richter Launches First Major London Gallery Exhibition For Frieze Week

New York gallerist Marian Goodman will at launch her eagerly awaited London Gallery on 14 October with an exhibition of new and recent works by Gerhard Richter. This will be Richter’s first gallery exhibition of this nature in London for nearly two decades. Consisting of over 40 works, with important bodies of new ‘Strip’, ‘Flow’ […]

10 September 2014


Christie’s Announce Giants Of German Post-War Art Sale

Christie’s has announced the sale of 44 major Post-War works from The Essl Collection which will be sold in a landmark, stand-alone evening auction in London on Monday, 13 October 2014. The sale will be comprised of master works by many giants of German Post-War and Contemporary Art including Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, […]

14 April 2014


Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke Two Giants Of Painting New London Exhibition

One of the most interesting exhibitions this spring will be presented at Christie’s in London. Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, celebrates two giants of painting: Gerhard Richter (b.1932) and Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The show brings together 65 works from 30 collections to create the artists’ first joint show in almost 50 years, since their now legendary 1966 exhibition at […]

28 March 2014


SP-Arte 2014: Gallery Highlights For Its 10th Edition Announced

SP-Arte has announced stand highlights for its 10th edition. As Latin America’s leading art fair, SP-Arte will feature 136 galleries from 18 countries around the globe. Under the leadership of Executive Director Fernanda Feitosa, the main sector of the fair, housed on the first and second floors of Oscar Niemeyer’s Biennial Pavilion will bring together […]

13 February 2014


Sotheby’s Winter Contemporary Art Sale In London Generates Exceptional Results

Sotheby’s major sale of Contemporary art in London this evening opened with frenzied bidding when as many as eight participants competed for the first lot in the sale. Most of the works offered tonight – two thirds in total – have never been seen at auction before and have attracted more participants than ever before […]

16 January 2014


Important Gerhard Richter Abstract Expected To Reach £15m At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London in February will be led by an exceptional abstract painting by Gerhard Richter. Estimated to realise in excess of £15 million ($25m), Wand (Wall) was held by Richter to be a work of such importance that he chose to keep it in his personal collection for over fifteen […]

15 May 2013


Gerhard Richter: $37m Record Breaking Price For Work By Living Artist

A record price for a work by a living artist at auction was set last night by Germany’s Gerhard Richter. His out-of-focus, photo realist painting of Milan’s “Domplatz, Mailand,”(cathedral square) sold for $37.1 million at Sotheby’s. The large canvas had been estimated at $30 million to $40 million selling for $37.1 million. This is a […]

2 April 2013


Gerhard Richter’s Monumental Domplatz Painting Auctioned At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s will auction a 20th century masterwork by Gerhard Richter on 14 May 2013 as one of the highlights of the spring Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The painting titled, “Domplatz, Mailand” which carries an estimate of $30/40 million was a commission work executed for the electronics giant Siemens Elettra. The Brief was to produce a […]

1 August 2012


Gerhard Richter Painting Pulled From Pompidou Center Facebook Page

Les Notes de Véculture a well respected French blog alerted the art world on Monday that Facebook removed an image of Gerhard Richter’s “Ema” from the Pompidou Center’s Facebook page. The photo was part of the online social networking  campaign for the museum’s Richter retrospective, which was recently at Tate Modern in London. The exhibition […]

14 February 2012


Riotous Response To Gerhard Richter Berlin Retrospective

Panorama opens in Berlin the day after Richter’s 80th Birthday, with artist’s tour having to be cancelled thanks to thronging photographers Gerhard Richter’s monumental and critically-acclaimed retrospective Panorama at the Tate has just opened at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie – the day after his his 80th birthday. This coincides with a major resurgence in popularity of […]

25 January 2012


Sothebys Sale of Richter, Warhol And Freud To Make £35 Million

  February Contemporary Art Sale will include works by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Takashi Murakami, Alighiero Boetti, Alberto Burri, and Leon Kossoff With 2011 being Sotheby’s 3rd most successful year of all time for Contemporary Art, – totalling at an incredible $1.17 billion – the auction house is […]