Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Richter's CAGE

Sunday afternoon, John had a good close look at Gerhard Richter's new book: CAGE. It's another terrific publication of the Tate Modern. Cage is a new set of 6 large abstract paintings. They made their debut at the 2007 Venice Biennale which is where we first saw them. Fun to see them featured in their own book.
Look at these early versions of Cage 2 and 4: absolutely lovely.
Bill and John agree that these look finished. But look where Richer took them. The book features these rich full sized double-page spreads of details. They are absolutely ravishing.
Here is the Maestro at work.
John looked up and everything looked fresh and beautiful. You can't ask more than that from an art book.

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