Richter gives to Dresden

Speaking of Gerhard Richter, as we were a couple of posts ago, this morning’s Guardian relates this story:

Richter, born in east Germany in 1932, has donated 41 works, including some of his most important works from the 1960s, to the state gallery of Dresden. It’s an important charitable act that will secure the museum’s future.

This is not Richter’s first donation to help the museum. Last year when the Elbe River flooded and the museum was seriously damaged, Richter donated a painting which sold at auction for 1.6 million pounds.

The estimated value of the new donation of works is 66 million pounds. Read the story.