Gerhard Richter Bagdad II
Artist: Gerhard Richter
Title: Bagdad II
Medium: Chromogenic print on aluminium
Sheet Size: 19 1/2" x 15 3/4"
Gerhard Richter is considered one of the most influential post-war German artists, with a prolific career spanning over six decades. His body of work includes photographs, paintings, and glass pieces, ranging in style from photorealist to abstract. Much of Richter’s art reflects a lasting interest in exploring the effects of trauma as well as the advancement of science and technology. By experimenting with techniques of layering, erasure, and distortion, Richter blends the boundaries between painting and photography, creating pieces that defy categorization. Richter has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Golden Lion of the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997, and his work has set record prices at auction.