The National Gallery in Prague in cooperation with the German Embassy Prague and the Goethe Institute Prague present in the framework of the 2017 Czech-German Cultural Spring, a comprehensive full span and medium scale retrospective of the artist for the first time in Central Europe. Having an exceptional and renowned curator at the helm - distinguished scholar of Richter’s work, 52nd Venice Biennale curator, Dean of Yale School of Arts and long-time acquaintance of the artist, Robert Storr - offers a truly unique quality to the exhibition.
The exhibition presents selected works done by the artist in the last sixty years. More than fifty pieces take the visitor through Richter’s multi-genre oeuvre – from realism to naturalism, pop art, conceptual art and abstraction. The exhibition highlights Richter’s painting styles centred around the theme of “history” – not only the history of Germany, but also of the artist’s family and art itself. The theme of history links his well-known, often personal photo-realistic works with those focused on the history of art, seeking to express something that lay beyond the capacity of words.