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- C-Print on aluminum
- Edition Size:
- 50.0 x 40.0 cm (19.6 x 15.7 in)
About the Artwork
Editions form an important part of Gerhard Richter's œuvre. From 1965 onwards he has produced prints, photographs, oil paintings, artist's books, multiples and posters in edition as they offer the artist a chance to explore creative possibilities in especially diverse and experimental ways.
"Theory has nothing to do with a work of art. Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures. A picture presents itself as the Unmanageable, the Illogical, the Meaningless. It demonstrates the endless multiplicity of aspects; it takes away our certainty, because it deprives a thing of its meaning and its name."
Lately, Richter was increasingly focused on his Abstract Paintings. Based on Gerhard Richter´s Flow paintings, which were created by capturing poured enamel paints on a glass surface, these editions are chromatographic prints of high-resolution photographs of the originals, mounted on aluminium. The artist refers to them as "facsimile objects", even if they proceed indeed from the Flow paintings, this series distinguishes from the originals in some aspects: in some cases they are presented differently by the artist; in others, they represent the only version of paintings that no longer exist. This exclusive series was released by Serpentine Galleries.
About the Artist
Born and raised during the Second World War (1932, Dresden, Germany), becoming an artist in Eastern Germany, escaping Communism in 1961, climbing into a plane destined for New York on the morning of 11th September 2001, Gerhard Richter's life has followed a series of historical events whose memories are kept alive through his work.