Gerhard Richter is Germany's most famous living artist. His painting is known the world over, and his work confronting the Holocaust is about to get a new audience. His "Birkenau" series is now going on display inside the German parliament.
Germany's top diplomat, Heiko Maas, has urged respect for human dignity on a visit to Auschwitz. He said Germany's responsibility for the attrocities committed at the Nazi death camp would never end.
It's the influential artist's inaugural exhibition in Australia: A major retrospective of the work of the world's most expensive living painter, Gerhard Richter, opens in Brisbane.
The much-debated "Birkenau" series by renowned painter Gerhard Richter is now on display at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The dark, abstract work is on loan and can be seen in the parliament's entrance hall.
The exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, held at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, focuses on works by the renowned German painter which reveal his abstract strategies and techniques.
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