Gerhard Richter

14 October – 20 December 2014, Marian Goodman Gallery, London

By Brian Dillon

933-7 Flow, 2013. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, London, Paris & New York

‘Late style’ be damned, and its attendant notion that octogenarian artists are apt or even dutybound to alchemise down their work to a precious residue. For his first commercial gallery show in London in almost 20 years, Gerhard Richter throws it all in the pot, excepting painterly figuration. Here is an elegant array of mostly abstract tendencies, which are as disparate as ever in process, plus some familiar effects freshly arrived at or deployed. In the first room of Marian Goodman’s new…

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