This second volume of the Cahiers de la Fondation Louis Vuitton collection is dedicated to Gerhard Richter. It presents the thirty-two works by Richter in the Fondation collection, which span the artist’s career from 1963 to 2015.
The volume presents the wide range of materials and media used by the artist, with several oils on canvas, paper and Alu Dibond, oils and lacquer on colour photographs, and large-format digital prints. With iconic works like Hirsch, 4900 Farben and several Strips, as well as less known works like the Grauwald series, the collection essentially covers abstract work, with some examples of figurative work.
An interview with Richter conducted by Dieter Schwarz traces the artist’s career, influences and passions. An essay by Philippe Dagen explains how the works in the Fondation collection relate to the artist’s other works and represent major steps in his development. Two other essays, by Sébastien Gokalp and Olivier Michel, concern the use of colour, with a particular focus on 4900 Farben.
Richly illustrated, this volume proposes a look at fifty years of work by one of the major figures of the contemporary scene.