Gerhard Richter, ‘Sea | Meer’, 1972, Gilden's Art Gallery

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Offset Lithograph in Colours on thin Cardboard fixed on Card

Paper size: 67 x 65 cm. / 26.4 x 25.6 in.
Image size: 25 x 25 cm. / 9.9 x 9.9 in.

Additional Information: This is original offset lithograph is hand signed and dated by the artist in pencil "Richter, 1973" at the lower right margin of the supporting cardboard.
It is also hand numbered “164/250” at the lower left margin of the supporting cardboard (as issued).
It was published by the Kunstverien, Gent 1973 in a limited edition of 250 copies with 12 trial proofs and 2 artist’s proofs.
The Kunstverien Gent ink stamp is beneath the photographic paper

Note: This image is based on a montage of photographs created by Richter. He then replaced the upper sky section of the image with an image of the sea.

Literature: Butin, H. (2013). Catalogue Raisonné. Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit.
Reference: Butin 48. (Atlas: plate 198)

Condition: Very good condition. Very soft creasing along the upper and lower left sheet edge.

Publisher: Kunstverien, Gent 1973

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