Abstract Painting (2016) by Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Met Breuer
Some artists will come and go, but Gerhard Richter is forever… At least that’s how we feel here at Tory Burch HQ about the world-renowned Abstract Expressionist. Tory has been following his illustrious career since her time as an art history major at University of Pennsylvania — even citing his abstract paintings as the inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2010 collection. We have covered past exhibitions on Richter around the world and now, as if answering our prayers, he’s landed on our doorstep at The Met Breuer
(his first major U.S. exhibition in nearly 20 years).
From March 4 to July 5, “Gerhard Richter: Painting After All” will be installed across two full floors of the Manhattan institution, featuring iconic works from “Uncle Rudi” (1965) and “Betty” (1977) to newer pieces such as “Grey Mirrors (Four parts)” (2018) and “House of Cards (Five Panes)” (2020). The focal points of the exhibition are two recent series by the artist: “Birkenau” (2014) and “Cage” (2006), both of which will be shown in the United States for the first time. Richter is a living legend. Don’t wait another twenty years to see why firsthand.
Betty (1977) by Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Met Breuer
Birkenau (2014) by Gerhard Richter. Photo courtesy of The Met Breuer