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Communicating hope

25 November 2017

9:00 AM

25 November 2017

9:00 AM

They’re so small you might not notice them. Sitting side by side on a white wall in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art are panels of photographs cut out of magazines. One shows graphic porn. The other, the death camps.

They are part of Gerhard Richter’s magnum opus Atlas, a collection of some 800 images taken from 1962 onwards – carefully placed together in sets like an old-world Instagram – roughly half of which line a cavernous room in GOMA

That Richter became the world’s most expensive living painter in 2015, following the sale of his work Abstraktes Bild for £30.4

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