Gerhard Richter Quote
I did not come here [out of communist German Democratic Republic, to West-Germany] to get away from 'materialism'; here [in West –Germany] its dominance is far more total and more mindless. I came to get away from the criminal 'idealism' of the Socialists (quote circa 1962).
pp. 49-50, note 57 - 'Doubt and belief in painting' (2003)