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Wednesday, 15 July 2015 10:48

Gerhard Richter Considers Withdrawing Works from German Museums in Response to a Controversial Art Law

Gerhard Richter by Lothar Wolleh, circa 1970. Gerhard Richter by Lothar Wolleh, circa 1970. Wikipedia

Germany's most important contemporary artist, Gerhard Richter, is the latest art star to criticize the German government's planned tightening of their cultural protection legislation.

Last Sunday, Georg Baselitz took radical action and withdrew all of his works on long-term or permanent loan from German museums to protest government plans, which would restrict artworks classified as “nationally significant cultural heritage" from being exported.

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