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The Fonds Canson® pour l’Art et le Papier joins forces with the Musée du Louvre to celebrate Gerhard Richter from June 7 to September 17, 2012

12 June 2012

The Fonds Canson® pour l’Art et le Papier joins forces with the Musée du Louvre to celebrate Gerhard Richter, one of the most important contemporary artists of the last fifty years.

As a counterpoint to the major traveling retrospective devoted to the remarkable career of Gerhard Richter, initiated by Tate Modern (October 6, 2011–January 8, 2012), subsequently on view at the Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie (February 12–May 13, 2012), to be followed by the Centre Pompidou (June 6–September 24, 2012), the Louvre exhibits about a hundred works on paper in the Mollien rooms of the museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings.

This exhibition, "Drawings and Watercolors 1957 - 2008", is unique as it presents for the first time in France works on paper by the artist, brilliantly revealing a lesser-known aspect of his work, as well as his tireless commitment to drawing.

This partnership is part of the Fonds Canson® pour l’Art et le Papier’s objective to support contemporary art, especially work on paper, June 7–September 17, 2012
Denon Wing, 1st floor, rooms 9 and 10