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One of the world's greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. Infamously media-shy, he agreed to appear on camera for the first time in 15 years for a 2007 short by filmmaker Corinna Belz called Gerhard Richter's Window. Her follow-up, Gerhard Richter Painting, is exactly that: 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 canvases, 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 Belz's portrait of an artist into a work of art itself.
Gerhard Richter and art historian Benjamin HD Buchloh in conversation (23 min.), Fragments of a conversation: curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist meets Gerhard Richter (10 min.), Gerhard Richter prepares for the Munich exhibition "abstract paintings" (9 min.), An interview with director Corinna Belz (DVD-ROM access only), Trailers.
Langauge: German, Subtitles: English.
|Starring:||Gerhard Richter, Hubert Becker, Konstanze Ell, Norbert Arns, Sabine Moritz-Richter|
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|BD Release Date:||09/25/2012|
|Run Time (in minutes):||97 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Digital Sound|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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