RICHTER 858: Eight Abstract Pictures
The Shifting Foundation
Regular price £200.00
David Breskin, Dave Hickey & Klaus Kertess.
Hardcover in slipcase | 43.7 x 2.5 x 32 cm | 120 pp
The Shifting Foundation/SFMOMA | 2002 | 9780971861008
Includes an Audio CD of music by Bill Frisell.
New book in excellent condition
Box - Non-mint condition
Edition of 3433 copies
Gerhard Richter's abstractions are profound and beautiful, though perplexing. After all these years, they still present a curious challenge: what, exactly, are they? they?RICHTER 858 explores this question by focusing on one suite of extraordinary pictures painted in 1999, soon after his return to work after a silence caused by a stroke.
Both investigation and celebration, this book brings together image, music and text in a uniquely compelling way: contributors include the great guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, two sharp-eyed critics, and a baker's dozen of prominent, award-winning poets. Housed in an aluminIum slipcase, this lavish, oversized volume features sumptuous and accurate reproductions of the eight paintings at more than half-scale. In addition, the paintings are presented unbound on heavy paper in a pocket at the back of the book allowing readers to mix, match, and re-present the work for themselves outside the confines of the printed volume. Forty details from the paintings are reproduced in large-format, accompanied by the poems and texts. Additionally, a double gatefold opens to show all eight paintings in panoramic view. In essence, RICHTER 858 presents an elegant, if raucous, meeting ground for this most important of contemporary artists and a diverse chorus of American music, poetry, and criticism.
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