D and I went to the National Portrait Gallery last night, to a talk on the new Gerhard Richter exhibition. It really is an amazing show. He paints pictures of photo’s, some of people he knows and others of famous people or just images he sees in newspapers. They’re gorgeous paintings with lots of pace and movement.

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This one’s called ‘mother & daughter’ but its actually a painting of a paparazzi shot of Brigitte Bardot and her mum.

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This was one of my favourites. It’s of Jackie Kennedy.

Some of his best work is of his family. They’re incredibly detailed and delicate.

He’s a living legend!

D and I wondered whether we could afford to buy one of his paintings with our wedding present money.. I think not some how…

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