Gerhard Richter, Birkenau Cycle (2014). © SPK / photothek.net / Xander Heinl/ © Gerhard Richter 2021.
The world-famous artist Gerhard Richter turns 90 today, February 9, and Germany is celebrating his legacy with a group of exhibitions offering new angles on his decades-long career.
The trio of shows take place across three regions where the artist has strong connections.
In his hometown of Dresden, the artist has curated a show of personal works; in his current residential state of the North Rhine Westphalia, a museum-quality show of drawings, his current preferred medium, is on view at the commercial gallery Sies and Höke; and the to-be benefactor of much of his work, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is also tipping its hat to the artist via an unprecedented look at his artist books.