Gerhard Richter, ‘Nine Objects / Neun Objekte’, 1969, Gilden's Art Gallery

This is Portfolio with 9 Offset Lithographs Hand Signed and Dated by the artist "Richter, 1969" in pencil at the lower right margins.
It is Hand Numbered in pencil “51/80” on the lower left margin.
The Portfolio includes the outer folder with title page and justification page.
It was co-published by Galerie Heiner Friedrich and Verlag G. v. Pape, Munich in 1969 in a limited edition of 80 copies with a few artist’s proofs.
It was printed by Hoppe & Werry, Mulheim an der Ruhr.

Note: In this portfolio Richter produced very elaborate optical illusions. He constructed the nine three-dimensional objects himself and photographed them in everyday environments.
Then he had the photographs professionally retouched so that the constructions appeared spatially impossible. He then re-photographed the reworked images and printed them using offset technique.

Literature:

  1. Butin, Hubertus. 2013. Catalogue Raisonne. Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit.
    Reference: Butin 26 a-i. (Previously 1971: no. 18, 1993: no. 20)

Condition: Excellent condition.

About Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter is known for a prolific and stylistically varied exploration of the medium of painting, often incorporating and exploring the visual effects of photography. “I like everything that has no style: dictionaries, photographs, nature, myself and my paintings,” he says. “Because style is violent, and I am not violent.” In the early 1960s, Richter began to create large-scale photorealist copies of black-and-white photographs rendered in a range of grays, and innovated a blurred effect (sometimes deemed “photographic impressionism”) in which portions of his compositions appear smeared or softened—paradoxically reproducing photographic effects and revealing his painterly hand. With heavily textured abstract gray monochromes, Richter introduced abstraction into his practice, and he has continued to move freely between figuration and abstraction, producing geometric “Colour Charts”, bold, gestural abstractions, and “Photo Paintings” of anything from nudes, flowers, and cars to landscapes, architecture, and scenes from Nazi history. Richter absorbed a range of influences, from Caspar David Friedrich and Roy Lichtenstein to Art Informel and Fluxus.

German, b. 1932, Dresden, Germany, based in Cologne, Germany