tokyo: new overpainted photographs

these are the final days of artist gerhard richter's new overpainted photographs exhibition at wako works of art [on until mar 13]. on display is selection of approx. 30 photographs which have been magnificently reworked with paint by the artist, conjuring up totally new images. the works are part of his overpainted photograph series, now consisting of nearly 600 snapshots taken by richter himself. they address many of his concerns, from the relationship between painting and photography, to the blurring between the abstract and the figurative. location: 3-18-2-101 nishi-shinjuku [shinjuku]. © wako works of art / gerhard richter - detail of 21.6.05 [2005] - oil on photograph