Gerhard Richter - 40 Tage

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Gerhard Richter has been creating his Artist Books since 1966. Heni Publishing will be celebrating the release of his most recent, 40 Tage, with an exhibition opening on 23rd February 2017.

40 Tage features a series of 40 graphite-on-paper drawings, drawn between May and September 2015. Richter’s Artist Books are considered to be artworks in their own right and have become sought after items. This latest title is published as a limited edition of 800 numbered copies.

To coincide with the book’s release, the 40 Tage series of work will be exhibited as facsimiles of the original works, at the Heni exhibition space in Soho, London from 23rd February to 9th April. The works will span two rooms, organised chronologically, followed by a third room dedicated to Richter’s engagement with artist books. All 30 of Richter’s artist books will be displayed, including: Polke/Richter. Richter/Polke (Hannover: Galerie h, 1966), War Cut II (Cologne: Walther Koenig, 2004) and Atlas in Four Volumes (Cologne: Walter Koenig, 2015). 


Limited edition of 800 numbered copies worldwide
310 x 218 mm

Hardback 88pp
Available to purchase from or from the gallery in person 


First floor, 6-10 Lexington Street Soho, London, W1F 0LB 

About the Artist

Gerhard Richter is a German artist who lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Considered to be one of the most eminent artists of the present day, Richter’s impressive career spans five decades. Exploring the medium of painting and its many facets, his work also incorporates other mediums such as photography and drawing. Richter has exhibited internationally, including a major retrospective, Panorama, at Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Alte und Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, in 2012.

About the Publisher

Established in 2009, HENI Publishing is an independent art publisher based in Soho, London, working with artists on projects ranging from major trade publications to artist books and limited editions. Previous titles include: Brian Clarke: Night Orchids, Sabine Moritz: Helicopter and Gerhard Richter: November.