Drawings have been part of Gerhard Richter’s production, alongside his paintings, since 1964. They are distinguished by specific features and fulfill a variety of functions. Richter himself was always critical of drawing as an artistic genre. Just as he avoided traditional printing techniques such as etching and lithography, he finds classical drawing similarly influenced by ideas about workmanship and aesthetics. In his own drawings and other works on paper, he has consistently endeavored to subvert the medium’s traditional aesthetic.
Gerhard Richter Albertinum
In light of recent developments concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), events, exhibitions and talks are subject to change.
In this exhibition, "New Drawings 2017 to 2020," the Gerhard Richter Archive is presenting 70 new drawings produced between 2017 and 2020 at the Albertinum.