Gerhard Richter is celebrating with great fanfare his 80th birthday and on this occasion the Pompidou Centre offers him a major retrospective.

From Wednesday 06 June to Monday 24 September 2012
Centre Pompidou

The German painter Gerhard Richter is one of the most renowned living artists. The homage by the Pompidou Centre is a great opportunity for the visitor to reflect on his prolific career.

Gerhard Richter has alternated between abstraction and figuration since the early 1950s. As he creates his compositions from his own photos or other documentary sources, his work covers both his life and history.

Browse through this vast retrospective bringing together one hundred and thirty works from the 1960s to today, and discover the artist’s essential masterpieces, as well as other lesser-known paintings.

Complete your tour with a visit to the Musée du Louvre, which presents a selection of Richter’s drawings alongside works selected by the artist in the Graphic Arts Department.

Photo credits: Cosmin Năsui