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Gerhard Richter: Overpainted Photographs

Strau, Botho;Schneede, Uwe M.;Hustvedt, Siri;Strauss, Botho

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ISBN 10: 3775722432 / ISBN 13: 9783775722438
Editorial: Hatje Cantz Pub, Germany, 2009
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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n an overture to Duchamp's "degree zero" found objects, the original photographs are frequently bland in content--an empty office, a ball, a beach scene or tourist snapshot--and Richter's painterly gestures bounce off that content in peculiar ways, sometimes interacting with it, sometimes overlaying it and sometimes threatening to eclipse it altogether. The final effect is to cause both photography and painting to seem like incredibly bizarre activities, disparate in texture but often complicit in aspiration. This monograph offers a unique opportunity to savor what had previously been a neglected but copious aspect of Richter's work. , oversized heavy book may need additional shipping charges,MINT copy as new SEALED in publisher's shrinkwrap, never opened. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 023244

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Título: Gerhard Richter: Overpainted Photographs

Editorial: Hatje Cantz Pub, Germany

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: None as Issued

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Gerhard Richter has time and again drawn on photographs as the basis for works in his multifaceted oeuvre, and art historians have frequently studied his blurred paintings of photographs. However, Richter has also painted directly on commercial prints in oil. Inspired by the accidental spots and traces of paint on the source material, he produced pictorial overpaintings. 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, 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.

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The Book Beat is an independent bookstore, opened since 1982, specializing in Art, Photography, African-American culture, performing arts, artist books, folk-art, Children's books, Architecture, Design, and Music .. We are a freestanding bookstore, open to the public seven days a week. We also maintain a stock of vintage 19th and 20th century photography. Our gallery holds exhibitions in photography, contemporary art and folk-art We sometimes publish art catalogs, CD's, DVDs, artist books and items related to the artist collective 'Destroy All Monsters'. We are always interested in purchasing art, photo books and original documents in our fields of interest. Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM-9 PM, Sat: 10 AM- 7 PM, Sun.12-5 PM, we are located just North I-696, between 10 and 11 mile road at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park. We accept all major credit cards for payment. Phone us at 248-968-1190 for more information.

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