Annunciation after Titian — Gerhard Richter 


Annunciation after Titian, 1973 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Reader — Gerhard Richter


Reader, 1994 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Nude — Gerhard Richter


Nude, 1967 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Head — Gerhard Richter


Head, 2005 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Inge — Gerhard Richter 


Inge, 1965 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

January — Gerhard Richter 


January, 1989 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Firenze (30/99) — Gerhard Richter


Firenze (30/99) (Florence 30/99), 2000 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Skull with Candle — Gerhard Richter


Skull with Candle, 1983 by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Betty, Lawyer, Pony — Marc Dennis


Sea Piece (Cloudy) — Gerhard Richter

October 18 — Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter Painting (Documentary Film)

Valéry — Gerhard Richter


Meadowland — Gerhard Richter

Confrontation 1 — Gerhard Richter

Mouth (Brigitte Bardot’s Lips) — Gerhard Richter

Siri Hustvedt’s Living, Thinking, Looking (Book Acquired, 5.15.2012)


The whole point of these books acquired posts is to try to document interesting stuff that comes in before it winds up in my pile for months (to put things in perspective, I got a reader copy of Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son back in January, and have finally gotten around to reading it just now). I usually spend a week or two looking over the book, maybe  publish a blurb or an excerpt of the book along with a photo, and then file it in one of three stacks — now, later, or never. Anyway, Siri Hustvedt’s new collection of essays Living, Thinking, Looking ended up never getting stacked anywhere, because I kept going back to it, poking into her essays on Goya, Gerhard Richter, Freud, reading her riff on sleeping, which somehow synthesizes Macbeth and Nabokov and REM science, pausing over her consideration of the Bush admin’s rhetoric. I haven’t finished the book but I will. Hustvedt combines her keen intellect with a range of ideas to explore her subjects (primarily, if the title didn’t tip you, living, thinking, looking). There’s a lot of lit here, a lot of psych, and plenty of art. Good stuff.