Gerhard Richter Opens Largest Exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris

German artist Gerhard Richter poses on the eve of the opening of his exhibition "Gerhard Richter: Panorama", at the Centre Pompidou, Monday, June 04, 2012. AP Photo/Thibault Camus.

Gerhard Richter, one of the world’s top-selling living artists, launched his largest exhibit to date in Paris on Monday — a show spanning six decades of a diverse and storied career.

“Panorama,” which opens to the public on Wednesday, sprawls the entire sixth floor of the Pompidou Center; it features some 141 paintings in 10 rooms that start from the geometric abstract pieces from the 1960s right up to the digital printing that ends in 2011. B

ut for an artist whose 2011 auction sales totaled $200 million, according to auction tracker Artnet, what can Paris give him that he’s not already got? For the German-born artist, it’s all down to the space.

Though a reduced version of the exhibit has already been seen in London and Berlin, works added from French national archives make this the largest display in the painter’s history.

Richter said the Pompidou was uniquely ideal thanks to its “very generous space.”

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