A Polemic

Another chapter of my book looks at that universal favorite, Gerhard Richter. It may be the first genuine critique of an overrated artist, and the book is probably worth the price for that alone. It’s not original though; I take my lead from Benjamin H.D.Buchloh, Richter’s greatest critical supporter, already reported on this blog. Buchloh claims that Richter and Stella are competitors in the realm of corporate abstraction. I find that a point for point comparison of the two is not favorable to Richter. 

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (804-9) 1994

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (804-9) 1994

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