Film - Documentary
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richters creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio. Richters distinctive technique, which involves applying paint followed by a major reworking of the material with massive squeegees, reveals the forces of creation and destruction at play in his work. Intimate conversations with his critics, his collaborators, and his American gallerist Marian Goodman provide additional insights into one of the worlds greatest living painters, who has been infamously media-shy.