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Gerhard Richter Painting

Magnificent and evocative . . . as close as cinema gets to tracking the impulses and paradoxes of a gifted imagination.

Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

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Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richter’s distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate conversations with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman provide additional insights into one of the world’s greatest living painters, who has been infamously media-shy.