Thursday, 11 December 2008

Gerhard Richter at NPG

Gerhard Richter - President Johnson amd Mrs Kennedy (1963)According to Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, Gerhard Richter is a "master painter of our time" (CLICK if you don't believe me). Oh yeah? Spare us the bull, Sandy. This graphic reveals the truth: a third-rate cartoon. Richter's portraits based on the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 are the only points of interest in next year's show Gerhard Richter Portraits (title link) which opens on 26 February in the NPG's Wolfson Gallery and runs until 31 May 2009. Admission is £8, concessions £7 or £6. They must be joking!

2 Comments:

At 17/12/08, Anonymous Sid said...

There is also a Gerhard Richter exhibition in the German city Köln. Till the first of February you can see 'Abstrakte Bilder' in the Ludwig museum, a collection of Richter's abstract paintings, dated from '86 - '90. For more information:

http://www.gotart.be/?p=833

 
At 17/12/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Sid

Thanks for the information and the link.

 

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