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Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings to be shown in Los Angeles & New York

Gerhard Richter working on one of the Cage Paintings, Cologne 2006 - 3
Gerhard Richter working on one of the Cage Paintings, Cologne 2006

Gagosian is to show Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006) in Los Angeles and New York. The presentation follows their inclusion, as a cornerstone, in the artist’s retrospective, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York earlier this year (shut after only 9 days due to Covid-19). In conjunction with this key group of six paintings, a new group of drawings created by the artist on consecutive days over the summer of 2020 will be shown for the first time.

Gerhard Richter said,

“I am very happy that finally the Cage paintings will be shown in Los Angeles and in New York in Larry Gagosian’s galleries, after all. And I thought adding eight recent drawings would make sense.”


GERHARD RICHTER: CAGE PAINTINGS Gagosian 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills December 3rd 2020-January 30th, 2021 Gagosian February 25th-April 10th 2021 541 West 24th Street, New York

Larry Gagosian commented,

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to show Gerhard Richter’s extraordinary Cage paintings in Los Angeles and New York. Richter, like John Cage himself, has changed the history of art and has had such an enormous influence on subsequent generations of artists. To present this important series alongside new drawings is a great honor for me.”

About the Artist

Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932, and lives and works in Cologne, Germany. His work has been shown and collected by museums throughout the world. Major exhibitions include Forty Years of Painting, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2002, traveled to Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC); Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London (2009); Panorama, Tate Modern, London (2011-12, traveled to Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and Centre Pompidou, Paris); ATLAS, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany (2012); Drawings and Watercolors 1957–2008, Musée du Louvre, Paris (2012); Streifen + Glas, Galerie Neue Meister Dresden, Germany (2014, traveled to Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland); Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2014); Birkenau, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany (2016); New Paintings, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2017); National Gallery, Prague (2017); The Life of Images, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2017–18); Over Schilderen, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium (2017); Abstraktion, Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany (2018); Seascapes, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain (2019); Painting After All, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2020); and 100 Selbstbildnisse, Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland (2020)

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