“Louisiana’s West Wing forms the setting for this autumn’s major presentation of the German artist Daniel Richter (b. 1962). Under the title Lonely Old Slogans the exhibition features 45 paintings – several of them very large. It ranges from the early abstract pictures from 1995 to the most recent ones, in which Richter’s painting once more approaches abstraction with a background in pornographic images from the Internet coupled with the painterly skills of the great tradition – as in the works of Jorn and Willem de Kooning. The exhibition is thus an important chapter in the history of the fate and status of painting in the 20th and early 21st century.” — Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
The exhibition was organized by Louisiana and curated by the museum’s director, Poul Erik Tøjner, in collaboration with the artist. After Louisiana it travels to 21er Haus, Quartier Belvedere, Vienna, February 2 – June 14, 2017 and to the Camden Arts Centre, London, June – September 2017.
Images courtesy Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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