Gerhard Richter at the National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
26 February - 31 May, 2009
Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the world's leading contemporary artists.
During a career spanning almost fifty years, the astonishing range of his work has become a defining characteristic, with painting at the centre of his development. Within that medium his scope and output have been prodigious and as a result Richter is seen by many as the greatest living painter.
From the outset portraits have been a recurring theme and this landmark exhibition explores this important aspect of Richter's work in unprecedented detail.
Covering the period from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition comprises key paintings from international public and private collections, many of which have not previously been shown together.