Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Arthur von Briesen Park, S.I.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Schokolade und Awe
Zwei Fiat (128.9 x 198.9 cm)
This superb painting was done by Gerhard Richter in 1965. For a year or two, Richter had been experimenting with techniques for painting from photographs. I'd say he got it right with this one.
Break me off a piece of that
The artist's source for the painting was this advertisement for Sarotti chocolate from a copy of Der Stern magazine. In the ad, the two Fiats whizz by in the background as a jolly threesome engage in some risky roadside chocolate fetishism. I don't care how much you love chocolate, can't you hold it until you get to the Raststätte?
(This post dedicated to Mr. Picky, who came within centimeters of being a Fiat driver himself. Mi dispiace.)