The Essential Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter: "Betty", 2012. The Official Exhibition poster of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, for the Gerhard Richter Retrospective "Panorama", June 6 to September 24, 2012, Paris, coffset print, coated paper, size 60 x 80 cm

Gerhard Richter: “Betty”, 2012. The Official Exhibition poster of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, for the Gerhard Richter Retrospective “Panorama”,  June 6 to  September 24, 2012, Paris, coffset print, coated paper, size 60 x 80 cm. Ask for price!  

About this work

Richter first painted his daughter Betty in 1977  and, in 1988, returned to a photograph from that time to create one of his most iconic portraits. Betty was photographed looking towards one of her father’s Grey Paintings, and Richter uses the romantic rope of the figure turning away from the viewer to draw us into the work, frustrating our desire to see the subject’s face. Betty is of great personal significance for the artist but also raises questions about a younger generation’s relationship to their elders. Betty draws our attention not to the girl, Betty, but inward to the abstraction in the background. Betty, is a rather small (for Richter). It is roughly of human scale, and shows a close-up of a girl sitting as if on the floor. She has turned her head and shoulders away from us and is looking almost directly behind her at a solid gray background. One might conclude that Betty sets up an enigmatic scenario, one that seems to ask more questions than it answers. If it firmly displays an idea, it is an idea of doubt or longing. It implies a type of questioning not easily expressed in the painting itself. The work alludes to something else, a question or possibility we cannot explain, yet if we know its context and some external information, we can readily step into a deeper conversation than the surface of the image provides. One may hesitate to call this a spiritual painting, given all the implications the term can bring, but it seems to draw as much attention to external matters as to itself. Betty thus becomes a catalyst for us to explore questions about our own lives and experience. Richter has opened a conversation for spiritual and moral questions without being polemical, dogmatic, or earnest qualities habitually shunned by the contemporary art world.

More Prints by Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter, Lesende (Reader), offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1994, Catalog Raisonné: 804, unsigned, picture size: 50.8 x 35.8 cm, sheet size: 71 x 55.9 cm

Gerhard Richter: “Lesende (Reader)”, offset print after the oil painting of  the same title from 1994, Catalog Raisonné: 804, unsigned, picture size: 50.8 x 35.8 cm, sheet size: 71 x 55.9 cm. Ask for price! 

 

 

Gerhard Richter: 'Gymnastics', offset print, after the oil painting of the same title from 1967, Catalog Raisonné: 156 size: 76, 2 x 53,3 cm, or: 101.5 x 71,1 cmGerhard Richter: ‘Gymnastik (Gymnastics)’, offset print after the oil painting of  the same title from 1967, Catalog Raisonné: 156,  print size: 76, 2 x 53,3 cm, or: 101.5 x 71,1 cm. Ask for price! 

Gerhard Richter: Ice II, original 42 colors screen printing on Somerset Rag Papier, published by teh Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York City. Text unten: „Lincoln Center / List Art Posters 40th Anniversary“. Lim. Auflage 500 Exemplare, (450 for sale to the public) size: 114 x 87 cm. after the oil painting of the same title from 1967, Catalog Raisonné:: 706-2, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

Gerhard Richter: “Eis II (Ice II)”, original 42 colors screen printing on Somerset Rag Papier, published by the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York City. Text on bottom: „Lincoln Center / List Art Posters 40th Anniversary“. edition of  500, (450 for sale to the public) size: 114 x 87 cm. after the oil painting of  the same title from 1967, Catalog Raisonné:: 706-2, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA. Ask for price!  

Gerhard Richter, Seestück (Seascape), offset print, after the oil painting of the same title from 1998, Catalogue Raisonné: 852-1, Oil on canvas, size; 55,8 x 55,8 cm, or 76,2 cm x 76,2 cm

Gerhard Richter: “Seestück (Seascape)”, offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1998, Catalogue Raisonné: 852-1, print size; 55,8 x 55,8 cm, or 76,2 x 76,2 cm. Ask for price! 

Gerhard Richter: “Seestück, (See-See)“, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1970, Catalogue Raisonné: 244, print size: 60 x 60 cm.  Ask for price!

Gerhard Richter: „Liebespaar im Wald (Lovers in the Forest)”, 1995, official poster from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, edition of 500, published for the exhibition: Gerhad Richter – Paintings, vom Sept. 19  – Dec. 3. 1995, offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1966, Catalogue Raisonné: 122,  prnt size: 68 x 72 cm. Ask for price! 

Gerhard Richter: „Familie Ruhnau (The Ruhnau Family)“, 1970, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1970, Catalogue Raisonné: 197-2, print size: 76,2 x 49.5 cm or: 101,6 x 66 cm. Ask for price!

Gerhard Richter: “Party”, offsetprint, after the oil painting of the same title from 1963, Catalogue Raisonné: 2-1, print size: 60 x 80 cm. Price € 280,-  Contact Gallery

Gerhard Richter: “Zwei Kerzen ( Two Candles)”, 1982 / 2012, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1982, Catalogue Raisonné: 512 -13, handsigned by the artist on the right bottom, print size: 68 x 55 cm. Ask for price!

Gerhard Richter: „Tisch (Table)“, 1991, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1982, Catalogue Raisonné 508, handsigney by Gerhard Richter on the front, from the edition ‘Achenbach Art Ed., Düsseldorf (Hrsg.)’ in unknown number. Catalogue Raisonné Butin/Gronert, Attachment page. 285. Text printed on the bottom, left: “Gerhard Richter, Collection of Contemporary Art” and “Gerhard Richter – Tisch  1982,  also: Copyright note of the artist and the publisher, print size: 100 x 130 cm. Ask for price!

Gerhard Richter: „256 Farben (256 Colors)”,  2016/1974, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1974, Catalogue Raisonné: 352-2, print size: 76,2 x 41.2 cm or: 101,6 x 54,9 cm. Ask for price

 

Gerhard Richter: „Gerhard Richter Elisabeth I”,  2016/1966, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1966, Catalogue Raisonné: 7, print sizes: 80 x 60 cm or 75 x 100 cm. Frame not included, Price € 280 / € 320,-  Contact Gallery

 

Gerhard Richter: „Abstract Painting 726″,  2016/1990, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1990, Catalogue Raisonné: 726, print sizes: 55 x 76,8  or 75 x 100 cm. Frame not included, Price € 280 / € 320,-  Contact Gallery

 

Gerhard Richter: „Abstract Painting 439″,  2016/1978, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1978, Catalogue Raisonné: 439, print sizes: 55 x 76,8 or 75 x 100 cm. Frame not included, Price € 280,- / € 320,-  Contact Gallery

 

Gerhard Richter: „AB St John”,  2016/1988, Offset print after the oil painting of the same title from 1988, Catalogue Raisonné: 653-4, print sizes: 55 x 76,8  or 75 x 100 cm. Frame not included, Price € 280,- / € 320,.  Contact Gallery

Gerhard Richter: 'Schädel mit Kerze", Offsetdruck nach dem gleichnamigen Ölgemälde von 1983, Werkverzeichnis 547-2. Format: 65 x 43 cm

Gerhard Richter: ‘Schädel mit Kerze / Skull with Candle”, Offsetprint after the oil painting of  the same title from 1983, Catalog Raisonné: 547 – 2, print size: 65 x 43 cm. Price € 280 ,-   Contact Gallery

 

 

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