Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais
Thursday, 22 June 2017 | 6 – 8pm
Exhibition: 22 June – 29 July 2017
7, rue Debelleyme 75003 Paris


Daniel Richter, Masters of Junkies of Darkness, 2017,
Oil on canvas, 200 x 270 cm, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new series of works by Daniel Richter entitled Le Freak, which continues the Hello, I love you series, shown in 2015 at the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt. The figurative elements of the paintings, which appear to be pornographic, are always dissolving into abstraction. They take a both provocative and whimsical direction to delve into the absurd and strange, notably through a reversal of his own motifs.
Daniel Richter’s works are part of renowned collections worldwide, such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Kiel, Kunsthalle Hamburg; Nationalgalerie Berlin; Kunsthalle Stuttgart; Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig; Gemeente Museum, The Hague; Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany; MoMA New York, Denver Art Museum and Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain Strasbourg.
Daniel Richter, Filova, 2017
Oil on canvas, 210 x 160 cm (82,68 x 62,99 in)
Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Photo: Lothar Schnepf
After extensive solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Kiel; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (both in 2001); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2005); Kunsthalle Hamburg and Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (both 2007); CAC Málaga and Denver Art Museum (both 2008) and Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2011), the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (2014) and the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2014/15) devoted monographic exhibitions to Daniel Richter’s work. In 2016, a large-scale retrospective was held at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark.
Until 5 June it will be on display
21er Haus Wien – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Vienna
before travelling to the Camden Arts Center in London.


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