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UOVO and Crozier Announce Expansion Plans

April 22nd, 2021

Art handling firms UOVO and Crozier have both announced expansion plans, with UOVO opening a facility in Miami, and Crozier making an acquisition of British logistics company Martinspeed.
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Scientists Claim They Have Invented “Whitest” White

April 21st, 2021

A group of researchers are claiming they have created a shade of white said to be the “whitest on record.” 
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Rirkrit Tiravanija Joins David Zwirner

April 21st, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija has joined David Zwirner, the gallery has announced, and will open a show in Hong Kong in 2022. “Rirkrit Tiravanija is a longtime friend,” Zwirner says. “I have known him as long as I have had a gallery, and have been collecting his work since the early 1990s. Rirkrit is a transformational artist.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Gerhard Richter

b. 1932
Lives and works in:

Cologne, Germany

Represented by:

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York & Paris

Education includes:

Kunstakademie, Dresden, Germany
Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, Germany

Richter, born in Germany, received his first artistic training at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Dusseldorf from Karl Otto Gotz in the early 1960s. Around the same time, he began interacting with other emerging artists like Sigmar Polke and Konrad Fischer-Lueg with whom he’d later form the group called the Capitalist Realists, a group centered on satire, inspired by current political conditions.

In 1963, he held his first solo exhibition at Mobelhaus Berges in Dusseldorf, unveiling his highly nostalgic photo-derived style of painting. His first exhibit in U.S. was held in 1973. Fifteen years later, he received his first North American retrospective by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited a retrospective of his work in 2001 called “Forty Years of Painting”. The work featured showed the artist’s range and diversity within his catalog, especially between his early dark, blurred works with his later abstract paintings, some of which had a brilliant palette.

He has received numerous awards, including Japan’s Praemium Imperiale Award, the Wolf Prize from Israel’s Wolf Foundation, the Oskar Kokoschka Prize, the Arnold Bode Prize and Junger Wester Art Prize.

Gerhard Richter at Marian Goodman Paris January 27-March 1, 2008 [ArtObserved]