September A History Painting by Gerhard Richter
A History Painting by Gerhard Richter
By Robert Storr
Foreword by Sir Brian Urquhart
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2011
  • Price: $27.50
  • Trim Size: 7 18 x 8 34
  • ISBN: 1-85437-964-X
  • EAN: 9781854379641
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 80 full-color and black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is one of the most influential artists at work today. His painting September, a response to the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was made some four years after the event. The eminent American critic and curator Robert Storr, who has had a long working relationship with Richter, explores both the painting and the event itself, through a very personal account of his experience in New York on the day of the attacks. Storr shows, both through words and comparative illustrations, how this painting is part of a current running throughout Richter's career of responses to traumatic, violent, and controversial events, including works based on the bombing of cities in World War II and the capture of the West German Baader-Meinhof terrorist group.

About the author

Robert Storr is an artist, writer, and exhibition maker, and the dean of the Yale University School of Art. He is the author of Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting and Cage: Six Paintings by Gerhard Richter, among many other books and exhibition catalogs. Sir Brian Urquhart is former undersecretary general of the United Nations.