Gerhard Richter's Atlas is a monumental, encyclopedic work composed of approximately 4,000 photographs, reproductions, or details of photographs and drawings, grouped together on 583 separate panels. It is an ongoing work that Richter began in 1962. Certain of the images closely parallel subjects in Richter's painting, revealing the orderly but open-ended analysis central to his art. This exhibition is the first time Atlas has been displayed in the United States.
Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.