Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is considered to be the most important artist of our times. In the sixty years of his career, he has produced an oeuvre distinguished by the variety of its themes and styles.

The show at the Fondation Beyeler is the largest ever devoted to the artist in Switzerland, and brings together – for the first time – works created as series, cycles and rooms from every period of Richter’s career. It includes figurative portraits, still lifes and landscapes, and abstract paintings in which the artist has drawn upon a changing repertoire of shapes and colors.

With 100 paintings, 60 overpainted photographs, and 2 glass objects, the exhibition conveys a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of Richter’s painting, in all its dimensions and techniques.

Special event:

20 Jun, 7.30pm – 10pm | Private viewing

  • Open:
    Sunday, 18 May 2014
  • Close:
    Sunday, 07 September 2014
  • Address:
    Fondation Beyeler, Baselstrasse 101 Riehen, Basel
  • Mail:
  • Phone:
    +41 61 645 97 00
  • Web:
    Fondation Beyeler
  • Opening hour:
    Daily 9am – 7pm (during Art Basel)
  • Admission:
    CHF 25 / reduced on Mondays (full day) and Wednesdays (after 5pm) CHF 20; groups (min 20 people) and disabled visitors with ID CHF 20 / CHF 16; students under 30 CHF 12; family pass CHF 50 / CHF 40; children 11 – 19 yrs. CHF 6; free for children under 11 yrs. and Art Club Members. PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS CHF 7 + Museum admission
  • Transport:
    Fondation Beyeler
  • Photo credits:
    1. Gerhard Richter Wald, 2005 Öl auf Leinwand, 197 cm x 132 cm The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Schenkung von Warren und Mitzi Eisenberg sowie Leonard und Susan Feinstein, 2006 © 2014 Gerhard Richter; 2. Gerhard Richter Betty, 1988 Öl auf Leinwand, 102 cm x 72 cm Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr. through the Crosby Kemper Foundations, The Arthur and Helen Baer Charitable Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Van-Lear Black III, Anabeth Calkins and John Weil, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wolff, the Honorable and Mrs. Thomas F. Eagleton; Museum Purchase, Dr. and Mrs. Harold J. Joseph, and Mrs. Edward Mallinckrodt, by exchange © 2014 Gerhard Richter; 3. Gerhard Richter Ella, 2007 Öl auf Leinwand, 40 cm x 31 cm Privatsammlung © 2014 Gerhard Richter; 4. Gerhard Richter Bach (3), 1992 Öl auf Leinwand, 300 cm x 300 cm Moderna Museet, Stockholm, erworben mit einem Beitrag von Moderna Museet Vänner, 1994 © 2014 Gerhard Richter


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