The Richter Interviews (Hardcover)
Insight into the minds of two of the art world's most esteemed figures: Richter, widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time, and Obrist, the preeminent commentator on and curator of contemporary art
Now in a compact hardback edition with a revised preface by Hans Ulrich Obrist and a special cover drawing by Gerhard Richter, this volume collects together a series of conversations between Obrist and Richter over the course of more than two decades of discussion and collaboration. Subjects range from Richter's place within art history to artists' books, architecture, religion, unrealized projects and his advice for young artists. The collection also includes a previously unpublished interview focused on Richter's much-lauded window for Cologne Cathedral, unveiled in 2007.
Obrist's vast knowledge and interrogating mind coupled with his long-standing friendship with Richter make him a unique interlocutor for an artist whose work spans more than 60 years and ranges from painting and photography to glass, printmaking, watercolor and books. Obrist deftly guides the reader through a dazzling array of topics and offers an invaluable historical perspective on Richter's place within the art world of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Illustrations of discussed artworks by Richter feature throughout the texts for visual reference, making this an indispensable guide to the thinking and creative processes of one of the world's most admired artists.