People Keep Getting Older Gerhard Richter Is 80 by Alex Balk February 9, 2012 Gerhard Richter, who it says here is our greatest living artist, turns 80 today. Here are some thoughts on his recent retrospective at the Tate Modern and here’s a fascinating article on the early works that he destroyed. Advertisement facebook twitter google+ pinterest email The "quiet" one. Read more by Alex Balk on The Awl Music For Mardi GrasPrins Thomas, "A2"Thomas Ragsdale, "Time To Go"Sofie Winterson, "KIDS"Mary Lattimore, "Jimmy V" Gerhard Richter updates The Gawker Lunchtime Walkout Is Cancelled, BTW Down In New Orleans Music For Mardi Gras Culture (and TV) Prins Thomas, "A2" On Photography What Was the Author Photo? i'm on a bus Vagabond Express Culture (and TV) Thomas Ragsdale, "Time To Go" print is deadshkjghaasjl All the News That's Affordable to Print Culture (and TV) Sofie Winterson, "KIDS"