Gerhard Richter donates 18 works to provide permanent accommodation for the homeless

Issue no2
April - May 2019
Magisch Realisme

Gerhard Richter donates 18 works to provide permanent accommodation for the homeless. Sale aims to raise €1m to help buy 100 dwellings.

The works from 2015 are three series of six abstract, colour offset prints on Alu Dibond, titled Cage f.ff. They are on sale at the Fiftyfifty gallery in Düsseldorf, which is affiliated with a magazine for the homeless. Richter, who served as a professor of painting at the Düsseldorf Art Academy until 1993, donated the first two series of the same edition, which is limited to five, for a pilot project in the city in 2015. The donation allowed Fiftyfity to buy 48 apartments to house 53 people, according to a spokeswoman. Three years later, all of them are still living in their homes, she says.

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