Photo Gallery: The Lost Works of Gerhard Richter 02/03/2012
 These days, Richter says he was impatient at the time and that he's surprised...
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These days, Richter says he was impatient at the time and that he's surprised at how many works he continued to destroy after the 1960s. "Sometimes," he says, "time teaches you things." One recognizes, he adds, that although a work may not have achieved what was originally intended, something different was created instead, "something that might be more important."