“I don’t mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed.“
Happy birthday, Gerhard Richter! Richter works in many mediums including #painting, #photography, and #sculpture. This self-portrait looks like a blurred photograph, but is actually an oil painting. View other works of Richter’s from the MoMA’s collection at mo.ma/gerhardrichter.
[Gerhard Richter. Self-Portrait. 1996. Oil on linen. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder and Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. © 2017 Gerhard Richter]