It’s Throwback Thursday! In 2010, The Drawing Center presented an enhanced version of an exhibition originally on view at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), UK, in 2009.
Gerhard Richter: Lines Which Do Not Exist was comprised of approximately 50 graphite, watercolor, and ink on paper drawings made by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932, Dresden, Germany) over a period of five decades from 1966 to 2005.
Although Richter is most celebrated as a painter, this exhibition focused on the artist’s works on paper and explores his complex personal relationship with drawing. The first of its kind in the U.S., the exhibition was also Richter’s first solo show in a public institution in New York since 40 Years of Painting at The Museum of Modern Art in 2002.
The show was curated by Gavin Delahunty, Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK.
Gerhard Richter, G.E.L.2, 18.1.1984, 1984. Watercolor on paper, 7 x 9 5/16 inches. Private collection, Berlin.
Gerhard Richter, 7.1991, 1991. Ink on paper, 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. Private collection, Berlin.
Gerhard Richter, Himmel (Sky), 1984. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 13/16 x 16 9/16 inches. Private collection, Berlin.