Black, Red, Gold III (Schwarz, Rot, Gold III)

MAKER:
Artist

Gerhard Richter ( German, 1932 )


Editor

Gerhard Richter ( German, 1932 )

DATE:
1999
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General Description

These blocks of color are in many ways the epitome of abstraction, a key focus of Gerhard Richter’s later work; yet, these particular colors, when placed in conjunction, echo the German flag. Reducing this symbol of national unity to its constituent parts allowed Richter to explore the ways in which images are assigned meaning and endowed with the power to shape identity and belonging.

Excerpt from

  • Label text, From Düsseldorf to Dallas: Postwar German Art in the DMA Collection, 2018.

Web Resources

  • Guggenheim
    Find out more about Richter and his various lines of investigation.

  • Dallas Museum of Art
    Review the 2018 exhibition _From Düsseldorf to Dallas: Postwar German Art in the DMA Collection. _