• Daniel Richter, Death of the Esoteric Painter, 2011, oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 106 1/4".

    Daniel Richter


    During a recent conversation in his studio, Daniel Richter observed that a great deal of contemporary painting comes across as a revivification of the art produced in the twentieth century: “In formal terms, we seem to be bringing the dead to life.” The task of Richter’s generation, as he sees it, is to make the achievements of the moderns more radical. Richter’s recent exhibition “10001nacht” (10001night) offered an overview of recent developments in his art. It featured a dozen drawings from his 2008–2009 “Love Parade” series; seven small-scale paintings from a series titled with the invented

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