Gerhard Richter: A Painter Without a Brush

New York | 14 November

Abstrakte Bilder, a monumental diptych spanning over thirteen feet in width, looms dramatically, totally enveloping the viewer in the utter magnitude of its scale. Using his signature squeegee technique, Gerhard Richter presents a spectacular maelstrom of feverish color exploding across the canvas in a dense weave of paint. In this episode of Masterworks: Expert Voices, join Grégoire Billault, Head of Contemporary Art, in an exploration of why Gerhard Richter’s achievement in painting is without precedent. Of the 18 large-scale works from this period, 13 reside in renowned institutional, private, and corporate collections worldwide, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, St. Louis Art Museum, and the Montreal Museum of Art. Abstrakte Bilder will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. (14 November | New York)

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