Gerhard Richter: Strip-Tower, 2023 / Art Basel Unlimited 2023

Official description: “Standing over 3 meters tall, STRIP-TOWER is an installation that unites several threads of the artist’s continuing inquiry into the nature of visual representation. For decades, Gerhard Richter has created works using glass and mirrored surfaces, harnessing their reflective properties and enhancing our perception of the built environment. Here, for the first time, Richter presents a sculptural version of his Strip paintings (2011-2015) – derived digitally from the groundbreaking Abstrakte Bilder, combining painting, photography, and print reproduction – thus expanding his analytical and experimental approach to the painted medium into three dimensions. The work is constructed with eight glossy perpendicular panels that reflect their surroundings, effectively collapsing the division between the picture plane and the outside world.

Gerhard Richter (born 1932 in Dresden) is celebrated worldwide as one of the most important artists of his generation. Since the 1960s, he has profoundly expanded the formal and conceptual possibilities of image-making through a practice that engages dual modes of representation and abstraction. Richter lives and works in Cologne.”

Gerhard Richter: Strip-Tower, 2023 / Art Basel Unlimited 2023. Basel (Switzerland), June 14, 2023.

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