German artist Gerhard Richter, whose auction sales totaled $200 million last year, has been given a retrospective at the Centre-Pompidou in Paris.
The exhibit, spanning the 50 plus years of the artist’s career, is the largest exhibit of Richter’s work to date and follows steeply rising auction prices for the top-selling artist.
“Panorama” will open to the pubic on Wednesday, June 6th. The retrospective takes up the entire sixth floor of the Pompidou Center.
Richter, who turned 80 this February, said the Centre-Pompidou was a fitting place for such an exhibition given its expansive space.
While the world has become familiar with Richter’s abstracts, this show will also feature numerous portraits of the artist’s family, as well as his early Pop Art work.
The exhibit features approximately 141 paintings in 10 rooms that will unfold in chronological order, starting with abstract pieces from the 1960s and going up to digital prints from 2011.