Gerhard Richter: War Cut


ISBN: 9783863350420
Artist(s): Gerhard Richter
Author(s): Gerhard Richter
Format: Hardback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Walther König
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 344
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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In 1988, Gerhard Richter created one of the most controversial political painting-cycles of all time, with his Baader-Meinhof series. In 2002, he returned to the theme of media and political truth with his artists book War Cut. Richter photographed 216 details of his abstract painting No. 648-2 (1987), and combined these images with 165 texts on the Iraq war.

Originally published only in German in 2004, this long-awaited English version presents Richters powerful attempt to accommodate the extremity of war. For this edition, Richter applied the same process of text selection to The New York Times, using the same dates of the wars outbreak.


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