Very few living artists can say their works are sold for more than $10 million. Among them is 80-year-old German visual artist Gerhard Richter, whose acclaimed works include Zwei Liebespaare, an oil painting featuring two reclining, happy couples in 1960s bathing suits, which netted more than $14 million at auction a few years ago. The notoriously media-shy master appears in Corinna Belz’s documentary Gerhard Richter Painting, which follows him from a fly-on-the-wall perspective as he paints, giving an audience a unique chance to watch art of the highest level being created. It also includes footage of him interacting with fans, critics and colleagues. If you have ever wanted to watch the magical meeting of inspiration, genius and artistic technique, this film is not to be missed. 2 p.m. June 3, 10, and 17, and 7 p.m. June 21. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org.
Sun., June 3; Sun., June 10; Sun., June 17; Thu., June 21, 2012