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Gerard Richter's Dead I (1988): gesture exists but originality no - appropriated photo (of Ulrike Meinhof, dead). questions the truth in hyperrealism, medium-specificity, the existence of the historical (and art historical) metanarrative ('suicide' or death by authorities?); 'blur' as illustrative of postmodern photographic activity

Gerhard Richter "October Series Tote Dead 1988 62 cm x 67 cm Oil on canvas

Gerhard Richter, Eisberg im Nebel, 1982

Gerhard Richter came to mind as I shot my candle images. I love these candle paintings but not as much as the iceberg landscape painting.

Sundries and Shoes

Sundries and Shoes

Gerhard Richter painted several images of Ulrike Meinhoff in jail and some are from posthumous photos of her controversial death behind bars. Marlene Dumas also did the same as she reinterpreted Richter's paintings.

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