Photo Gallery: The Lost Works of Gerhard Richter 02/03/2012
 Richter's destroyed portrait of Hitler from 1962, which he calls "too...
GERHARD RICHTER, KÖLN - COURTESY GERHARD- RICHTER-ARCHIV DRESDEN

Richter's destroyed portrait of Hitler from 1962, which he calls "too spectacular": Long before the student uprisings of the late 1960s, Richter had the courage to put an end to the widespread tendency to repress discussion of Germany's recent wartime past.