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 26th March. 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).