Gerhard Richter Is Permanently Loaning His Holocaust Paintings to Berlin’s National Gallery in Order to Keep Them Off the Market — Artnet News

Gerhard Richter says he never wants his “Birkenau” series of paintings, which remember the Nazi concentration camp, to trade on the art market. That’s why he’s turning them over to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees 27 institutions in Germany, for permanent loan. To celebrate the agreement, Richter gathered with Germany’s culture minister, Monika Grütters, the…

Gerhard Richter Is Permanently Loaning His Holocaust Paintings to Berlin’s National Gallery in Order to Keep Them Off the Market — Artnet News

2 thoughts on “Gerhard Richter Is Permanently Loaning His Holocaust Paintings to Berlin’s National Gallery in Order to Keep Them Off the Market — Artnet News

  1. Makes sense to me, by having them on the market they’d lose their power and become objects of value…and that would entirely miss the whole point and meaning.

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