Gerhard Richter

An intriguing film about the painter described in Art Review as the world’s most influential and expensive living artist, Gerhard Richter, made around the time of his highly successful American retrospective at MOMA and SFMOMA entitled ‘40 Years of Painting.’ The film charts his entire artistic career, from Dresden as a boy in World War 2, to communist East German art school, escape to the West and later pop art fame to worldwide success for both his photo-paintings and abstractions. The film catches up with the artist at his home in Cologne where he is undergoing a period of quiet reflection and preparation before beginning a new series of paintings.