Photo Gallery: The Lost Works of Gerhard Richter 02/03/2012
 The lost paintings are from Richter's very important creative phase in which...
GERHARD RICHTER, KÖLN - COURTESY GERHARD- RICHTER-ARCHIV DRESDEN

The lost paintings are from Richter's very important creative phase in which he opened up new horizons for painting. In the early 1960s, he began working from photographs. The motifs were usually blurred on his canvases, and much appeared in only shadowy outlines. This now-destroyed work from 1964 shows a warship hit by a torpedo.