On the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter, Panorama ; Tate Modern, London, 6 October 2011 - 8 January 2012 ; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 12 February - 13 May 2012 ; Centre Pompidou, Paris, 6 June - 24 September 2012.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Gerhard Richter: Panorama / Mark Godfrey -- I Have Nothing to Say and I'm Saying It / Gerhard Richter -- East or West, Home is Best: Friends, Family and Design in Richter's Early Years / Christine Mehring -- Works 1957-1968 -- Damaged Landscapes / Mark Godfrey -- Works 1968-1975 -- The Blow-Up, Primary Colours and Duplication / Camille Morineau -- Works 1976-1988 -- `Dreh Dich Nicht Um': Don't Turn Around. Richter's Paintings of the Late 1980s / Achim Borchardt-Hume -- Works 1988-1991 -- Images of the World and the Inscription of History / Rachel Haidu -- Works 1991-2002 -- That's as Far as it Goes / Dorothee Brill -- Works 2002-2011 -- Chronology / Amy Dickson.
Gerhard Richter is widely seen as one of the most important painters at work in the world today. Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932, he left for the West in 1961, settling in Dusseldorf, where he held his first exhibition in 1963. He has exhibited internationally for the last five decades, including retrospectives in New York, Paris and Dusseldorf. He lives and works in Cologne. As the artist draws near to his eightieth birthday in 2012, Tate Modern in collaboration with the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is staging a major retrospective exhibition.