6 October - 8 January 2012. The Tate Modern is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the work of Gerhard Richter, one of the world's most important living artists, on the occasion of his 80th year.
Since the early 1960s, Richter has sought to continually explore the medium of painting, never maintaining the same style, and never afraid to confront controversial subject matter. Over his life he has produced abstract and photo-realistic paintings as well as photographs and glass works.
In 2002 the artist gained significant recognition in the US when a 40 year retrospective was held at the MoMA in New York before it travelled around art institutes in North America.
Spanning almost five decades, this show provides a London audience with a comprehensive overview of the German artist's distinguished career.