This Wednesday, March 14th, the new film GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING will begin a two-week run at Film Forum in New York City. The film takes a close look at Richter’s ideas and creative process, including a rare look at him at work in his studio. Here is more information from Kino Lorber, Inc., the film’s distributor:
One of the world’s greatest living painters, the German artist Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation alongside explorations of chance procedures. The first glimpse inside his studio in decades, GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING is exactly that: a thrilling document of the 79-year-old’s creative process, juxtaposed with rare archival footage and intimate conversations with his critics and collaborators.
You can read more about GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING at its website, which also includes bios of Richter and filmmaker Corinna Belz, reviews, stills from the film, and other information. Here is the trailer:
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Film Forum is located at 209 West Houston Street in New York. To see a screening schedule and buy tickets for GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING, visit its page on the Film Forum website.