A few months ago Drew and I went to the Art Institute in Chicago and we both fell in love with this painting, called Eis 4.
It was in a set of 4 of the same style, including the one below, and they were all brilliant. It’s hard to tell on a screen, but he scrapes on different layers of paint, so they’re really 3-dimensional up close. They are really really cool.
We thought hard about getting a print of Eis 4 while we were there, but it was kinda expensive for a impulse buy and we didn’t have a good way to get it where we were going. But months later and I can’t stop thinking about it! So I went to Gerhard Richter’s website and took a gander at what else he’s done. Here are my favorites…which do you like?
[all images via gerhard-richter.com]