Gerhard Richter Calls Angela Merkel’s Refugee Politics ‘False’

artnet News | Hili Perlson:

Never one to mince his words, Gerhard Richter has spoken out about Angela Merkel’s politics of “welcoming culture,” calling it “false.” The top-selling German artist offered his views on the German chancellor when he was interviewed this past September by Anders Kold, curator of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, in the artist’s Cologne studio. The 10-minute clip has now been posted to the museum’s YouTube channel, and not even the blandest of piano strumming tunes can smooth over some of Richter’s statements—despite the film editors’ efforts… Read more

Image: Gerhard Richter. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images