Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

David Zwirner

[1] Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Painting) (detail), 2016. © Gerhard Richter. [2] Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Painting) (detail), 2016. © Gerhard Richter.

March 16, 2023
Gerhard Richter
March 16–April 22, 2023
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David Zwirner
537 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
United States

David Zwirner is pleased to announce the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Gerhard Richter, opening tonight from 6–8 pm at 537 West 20th Street, New York. This presentation will be the first New York exhibition devoted to the artist’s work since his retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, briefly on view in March 2020. 

On view will be a significant group of Richter’s “last paintings,” made in 2016–17; many of these abstract oil paintings will be shown here for the first time. Also featured will be a new glass installation that continues Richter’s exploration of human perception and the built environment. An expansive suite of new works on paper from 2021–22 will also be on view, alongside works related to the artist’s mood series of colored ink sketches.

Explore the exhibition online and join us for the opening today, from 6–8pm at 537 West 20th Street, New York. 

This exhibition will coincide with the publication of Gerhard Richter: 100 Abstract Pictures, a new artist’s book created by Richter that explores abstraction and chance in art and writing. An artwork of its own, the book will be exclusively available at the gallery during the run of the show, online, and at the gallery’s 535 West 20th Street pop-up bookstore.

“The 100 Abstract Pictures shown here originated about five years ago, when I poured enamel paints on a fifty-by-fifty centimeter glass plate. The paints then flowed into one another without completely mixing. Thus they produced countless ephemeral abstract pictures, which I captured in photographs,” said Gerhard Richter.  

Preorder Gerhard Richter: 100 Abstract Pictures online.

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