German painter Gerhard Richter is one of the most important artists of our time. His works are represented in all the important museums and collections. So it’s no surprise that apart from the lenders a lot of major collectors and art professionals such as Sam Keller, Erich Marx, Klaus Staeck, Alfred Paquement, Armin Zweite, Peter Weibel, and Kasper König attended the opening reception of the exhibition “Gerhard Richter. Paintings from Private Collections” at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden. At the Frieder Burda Museum in Baden-Baden, approximately sixty works from important private collections – Böckmann (Berlin), Ströher (Darmstadt) and Frieder Burda, complemented by works in the artist’s own possession – offer a look at more than forty years of painting that reflects on both the history of post-war Germany and on the medium of painting. Impressions from the opening with brief excerpts from the speeches of Frieder Burda and Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, January 18, 2008. A catalogue is available: Gerhard Richter. Bilder aus privaten Sammlungen.
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