Photo Gallery: The Lost Works of Gerhard Richter 02/03/2012
 Richter was garnering his first acclaim at the time, but he was often at odds...
GERHARD RICHTER, KÖLN - COURTESY GERHARD- RICHTER-ARCHIV DRESDEN

Richter was garnering his first acclaim at the time, but he was often at odds with his own art. Still, since his urge to destroy some of his paintings also made him feel uneasy, he photographed them before doing so. Here, an image of a test field with reeds, based on a photo from a farming magazine.