Horde, Daniel Richter
Daniel Richter
Horde
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Daniel Richter

Horde, 2007


Dimensions
280.0 x 450.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2250
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The people confronting the viewer in Daniel Richter’s ‘Horde’ are larger than life. The fragmentary representation of their bodies and faces only makes their presence stronger. In this ambivalence lies the quality of the work. It is as if the outer layer of the figures has been removed, revealing their inner life, hatred and aggression. The actual identity of the horde is unimportant. What is essential is the hostile manner in which its members confront the viewer. What gives the work its political dimension is the way in which it opens up to the exhibition space.

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Title
Horde (Original Title)
Title Translation
Horde
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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03.11.2020