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Daniel Richter: Huntergrund (Kunstmusem Basel, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst) (English and German Edition) Paperback – September 15, 2006


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Daniel Richter was born in Eutin, Germany, in 1962 and today is based in Berlin and Hamburg. His artistic career has been as brief as it has been successful, beginning with his debut at the Berlin gallery Contemporary Fine Arts in 1996. Since then he has had solo shows at Patrick Painter in Los Angeles, Kunsthalle zu Kiel and various galleries in Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Hamburg, and has been included in group shows throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English, German
  • ISBN-10: 377571801X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3775718011
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,713,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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German artists Daniel Richter has been painting in the spotlight of German galleries and museums for a considerable length of time, but it has only been in the past few year that his art has reached that stage of world renown. Working for the Salzburg Festival, Richter created two stage designs: for 'Bluebeard's Castle' (2008) and for 'Lulu' (2010) - two operas that have been challenging artists and set designers for years. His success with these two productions will likely find him more frequently employed by theater.

In the meantime this catalogue Kunstmuseum Basel HINTERGRUND ('Background') concentrates on this large figurative, historically inspired paintings that differ considerable form his original works that were struggling with abstraction. Not that his images are photorealistic - they most assuredly are not - but they now take on an immediacy that produces a visceral response form the viewer. They can be appreciated for both the dazzling technique and bizarre juxtapositions of colors as well as for the art history and political history they address. These are paintings well worth the attention of a wider audience, and this catalogue is a fine start in appreciating the new phase of Daniel Richter's painting. Grady Harp, May 11
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By Jason on April 9, 2014
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All the pages and images are printed on standard, matte paper, and the paintings that are on gloss art paper are very small, and difficult to see.
Overall a good book though.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marc on December 15, 2007
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I have a strong appreciation for a variety of abstract art, this isn't doing it for me. Not inspirational for me at all in terms of the artist's use of line, color, etc. Reproductions are mediocre at best. The primary problem is actually the book, not likely the artist.
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