Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné. Volume 5 (bilingual)



This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2020.

ISBN: 9783775732307 Category:


Gerhard Richter’s oeuvre embraces in excess of three thousand individual works. Over a period of five decades he has created a stylistically heterogeneous, complex body of work that testifies to his status as the most important living artist of our time. This long-awaited first volume of the catalogue raisonné is being released on the occasion of the artist’s eightieth birthday in February 2012.Dietmar Elger, director of the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, has spent years researching and preparing this publication. The six-volume catalogue raisonné of all of Richter’s paintings and sculptures will be published over the next seven years. Aside from the richly colored illustrations, many of them full-page, it includes full technical details, information about the artist’s handwritten notes, and the provenance, bibliography, and exhibitions of each individual work. This information is supplemented by commentary, quotes, and comparison images.

Bilingual: German and English.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 28 January 2020
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Dietmar Elger
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g
GERHARD RICHTER (*1932, Dresden) is one of the most influential contemporary artists. His oeuvre encompasses over three thousand paintings and sculptures. Richter studied from 1961 to 1964 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was later a professor. Richter lives and works in Cologne. DIETMAR ELGER studied at the University of Hamburg and was secretary at Gerhard Richter’s studio from 1984 to 1985.