Gerhard Richter: “Ice II”, 2003, screenprint in colors, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 78/108 (total edition includes 18 artist’s proofs), on heavy rag paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Brand X Editions, New York, published by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York, framed, image: 1015 by 810 mm 40 by 31 7/8 in sheet: 1111 by 890 mm 43 3/4 by 35 in. Price upon request.
About this Artwork
The majority of Richter’s color abstractions have surfaces that look somewhat random, as if the patterns were created by scraping away paint. The multiple blue gray layers and apparent abrasions of the four-canvas series “Ice” (1989) rebuff the viewer, presenting harsh surfaces with occasional patches of brilliant color–balancing denial with small sensual rewards. These pictures seem the result of some natural process–but a process stripped of those “miracles” that produce forms that look human, even emotionally expressive. What’s extraordinary is the painting’s perfect balance: it’s neither random nor intentional, peaceful nor violent, happy nor bleak–every emotional or conceptual suggestion is undercut by another part.
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Gerhard Richter – Meer (Sea), 1972, Yellow, red, blue, and black offset print based on a montage of photographs of two ocean views. Editions CR: 48. Edition 250 copies, signed in pencil, dated at bottom right or on reverse of affixed sheet: (1973), numbered at bottom left, stamped of reverse of affixed print: Gerhard Richter, Meer, Offset, 4-farbig, cellophaniert, Bildformat 25 x 25, Blattformat 67 x 65 cm, Auflage 250 Stück. Für den Kunstverein in Gent, 1973. There have been also 12 trial proofs and 2 artist’s proofs. Publisher: The Kunstverien Gent ink stamp is beneath the photographic paper. Size motif: 25.0 cm x 25.0 cm, size sheet: 67 cm x 65 cm. Excellent condition. Price: € 12.500,- Order here!
Gerhard Richter: ‚Graphit‘, 2005, Screenprint on frequency modulated offset print based on a nano technologically image of carbon atoms of graphite. Size of motif: 72.0 cm x 60.5 cm. Editions CR: 129, from the edition Edition of 90 copies, signed in pencil, dated at bottom right, numbered at bottom left, framed. (There were also 10 artist’s proofs, signed in pencil, dated at bottom right, numbered in Roman numerals at bottom left, inscribed at bottom left: a.p.) Literature: Zweite, Armin Gerhard Richter. Silikat (Patrimonia 322) Kulturstiftung der Länder Kunststiftung NRW, Düsseldorf, 2007, see pages 14, 48, 49. In pristine condition. Price upon request.
Gerhard Richter: “Domecke”, 1998, offset printing in yellow, red, blue and black on white light cardboard, signed and dated in pencil, lower right, lower left, size: 100 cm x 70 cm. After the oil painting Cathedral Corner [CR: 629-1] of 1987, which in turn is based on a photograph taken by the Cologne Cathedral of Richter. 100 copies, , printed at the center: Gerhard Richter Domecke 1988-1998. Catalog raisonnée: Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, Gerhard Richter, editions 1965 – 2004, Ostfildern-Ruit 2004, no. 98, p. 247. Price upon request.
Gerhard Richter: “Wolken (Clouds)”, 1969, Offset print on lightweight card, based on a montage of the artist’s own photographs, signed, dated, size picture: 54.8 cm x 49.9 cm, total size: 54,9 cm x 54.0 cm. edition of 300 + 10 artist proofs. Publisher edition griffelkunst. Catalog raisonnée: 24. We offer here one of the 10 artist proofs (AP). Price upon request.