Sep 29, 1995

Gerhard Richter: Atlas

As part of the Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art, Christopher Phillips will lecture on the work of Gerhard Richter at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street, New York City, on Thursday, October 19, 1995. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

This lecture is organized in conjunction with the exhibition of Gerhard Richter's work Atlas, at Dia's main exhibition facility, 548 West 22nd Street, on view through March 1996. Atlas is an ongoing, monumental, encyclopedic work composed of approximately 4,000 photographs, reproductions or details of photographs and illustrations, grouped together on over 600 separate panels. Certain images in this work closely parallel subjects in Richter's painting, revealing the orderly but open-ended analysis central to his art.

Christopher Phillips is senior editor at Art in America. He is co-author (with Maria Morris Hambourg) of The New Vision: Photographs from the Ford Motor Company Collection (1989), and editor of the companion anthology Photography in the Modern Era. His recent publications include essays on Raoul Hausmann and Andy Warhol, and an essay on Joseph Beuys in Dia's Joseph Beuys, Arena where would I have got if I had been intelligent! (1994).

Funding for the lecture series has been provided by a generous grant from the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Funding for "Gerhard Richter: Atlas," has been provided by the Lannan Foundation, with additional generous support from: Lufthansa German Airlines; Doris and Don Fisher; Mimi and Peter Haas; Linda and Harry Macklowe; Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee; and the members of the Dia Art Council and Art Circle.

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For additional information or materials contact:
Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, or 212 293 5518

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