Gerhard Richter's Cage paintings pay homage to the American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-92) and were first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Leading critic Robert Storr considers the importance of the Cage paintings within Richter's practice and within the wider context of abstract art. A series of detailed photographs document the development of each painting, day by day, and show the artist at work on these monumental canvases, giving unique insight into his working methods. Including illustrations of comparative works, archival photographs and studio views, the publication is essential reading for anyone interested in the life and work of one of the world's greatest living painters. Following the success of English and German-language editions (published by Tate Publishing, London, and Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne, respectively) Heni Publishing has produced this, the first French-language edition of the publication, translated by Christian-Martin Diebold.
Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale University School of Art and was formerly a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the author of 'Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting' and 'Modern Art Despite Modernism', among many other publications.