Sphere II (Kugel II)
Gerhard Richter ( German, 1932 )
FAG Kugelfischer ( German, 1883 )
This perfect polished steel sphere mirrors space yet distorts the world it reflects. In the highly reflective globe, space is turned inside out rather than receding into a single vanishing point. This orb exemplifies Gerhard Richter’s inquiry into the way our vision and understanding (of art and the world) operates and the way they can be affected by the visual information put before us.