LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Hans Richter

05 May - 02 Sep 2013

Hans Richter
Dragonfly (Counterpoint in Red, Black, Gray, and White), 1943
oil on canvas
Private collection, © Hans Richter Estate.
5 May – 2 September 2013

Hans Richter, polymath, painter, filmmaker, and writer was above all an artist of social import, and the force and meaning of his art was attained by his interaction with those around him. His essential and unique contributions to modernism spanned its crucial trajectory from expressionism through dadaism, constructivism, surrealism and New American Cinema movement.

Most of Richter's accomplishments came to fruition in creative encounters with artists and writers such as Hans Arp, Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malevich, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger and Man Ray.

The exhibition Hans Richter: Encounters will examine Richter’s fascinating career as both an innovator and a collaborator for the first time. The exhibition presents around 150 works by Richter complemented by work by his colleagues. Richter’s films, including several not previously released, will be shown simultaneously on screens throughout the exhibition.

Tags: Hans Arp, Alexander Calder, Theo van Doesburg, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Man Ray, Hans Richter