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19.01.2023 - 17.02.2023 Opening Thursday, 19.01.2023, 6 — 8 pm

Gerhard Richter. Overpainted Photographs

With the exhibition Gerhard Richter | Overpainted Photographs, Sies + Höke presents 65 works dating from the years 1989 to 2018. The works represent a significant part of Richter's œuvre, embodying the interface between the representation of photographic image content and abstract painting.

On the occasion of the opening Dieter Schwarz will host a speech.

An accompanying catalogue is forthcoming, including an essay by Siri Hustvedt as well as new texts by Dietmar Elger and Mark Godfrey.

Gerhard Richter’s history of using or referring to photographs in one way or another is long and complex, but whatever he does with an actual photo or the idea of a photo, it always feels reinvented.
— Siri Hustvedt on Gerhard Richter in Truth and Rightness