New Video: Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting film still

Occasionally I feature new additions to our video collection.

This week we added the film Gerhard Richter Painting available at Video AA R495 G47 [DVD].


See also the New Videos List

Description (via its official web site):

… a thrilling document of Richter’s creative process, juxtaposed with intimate conversations (with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman) and rare archive material. From our fly-on-the-wall perspective, we watch the 79-year-old create a series of large-scale abstract canvasses, using fat brushes and a massive squeegee to apply (and then scrape off) layer after layer of brightly colored paint. This mesmerizing footage, of a highly charged process of creation and destruction, turns [Corinna] Belz’s portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.