recent bequests of paintings by Max Beckmann and Lyonel Feininger.
At LACMA Portrait Wachenfeld joins Richter's 1988 scraped abstraction (St. Andrew) and a 1998 photo-installation (48 Portraits).
Here's Richter on the many metaphysical shades of grey:
"Grey. It makes no statement whatever; it evokes neither feelings nor associations: it is really neither visible nor invisible.… It has the capacity that no other color has, to make 'nothing' visible."
"I think grey is an important color—the ideal color for indifference, fence-sitting, keeping quiet, despair."
"The grey paintings… possess beauty. And in this case, it's not a carefree beauty, but rather a serious one."