It was Gerhard Richter’s 80 birthday yesterday, surely an occasion to bring into mind one of the world's finest and most interesting artists. His versatility can be seen here: Drawings, abstracts, photorealism, glass and mirror work, color chart paintings and more.
I’ve seen his Cathedral windows in Cologne, and went to his retrospective in Vienna in 2009 .
There are exhibitions and retrospectives of Richter all over the world, from Berlin to Beirut, from Ecuador to France.
Sotheby’s recently sold a group of abstract canvases by Mr. Richter for $20.8 million.
Stephen Hough saw the show in London.
Here's small selection of the many videos about Gerhard Richter:
A Life in Painting
Interview with Gerhard Richter
Here's the trailer to a 2011 film about Richter.
Here’s a video from this recent retrospective at the Tate Modern.