In his youth, Daniel Richter was active in the Hamburg squatter scene; today he is a star in the international art world. His paintings are bought, collected and traded all over the world. But at heart he is a rebel, a deeply political man. Oscar®-winning director Pepe Danquart followed Richter over a period of three years, recording his artistic development, celebrating his major exhibitions in New York and Paris with him, and observing him in his studio: painting, listening to music, reflecting. The result is a film about art that wants to be political and yet, in the best sense, remains what it is: painting!
Pepe Danquart's exciting documentary about the celebrated contemporary artist is far more than a classic portrait or a homage to the work of Daniel Richter and explores the question of how political a famous painter can actually be in an environment of the turbo-capitalist art market.
With: Daniel Richter, Jonathan Meese, Tal R, Harald Falckenberg, Hella Pohl, Jorg Grimm
|Production||B | 14 FILM GmbH, Gretchenfilm|
|Genre||Arts & Culture, Biography|
- DOK Leipzig, German Competition, Germany (2022)