For 60 years, he has treated uncertainty as an ethical duty. …
That is the priceless example he offers today’s young artists, whose every mistake or hesitation gets pounced on by digital Savonarolas. So much dogmatism out there, so much high-volume moralizing. The voice we need to hear is the voice that says: I don’t know. I’m not sure. I’m still thinking. I’m still working.
(Jason Farago, “The Sublime Farewell of Gerhard Richter, Master of Doubt,” NYTimes, 3-5-20)
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