Lot 200
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Gerhard Richter

4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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  • Gerhard Richter
  • Abstraktes Bild (P1)
  • diasec-mounted chromogenic print on aluminium
  • 92 by 126cm.; 36 1/4 by 49 5/8 in.
  • Executed in 2014, this work is number 227 from an edition of 500.


Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2014

Catalogue Note

In 2013 Gerhard Richter started a collaboration with Heni Productions to produce limited edition prints. Richter, through Heni Productions, has so far made eleven such editions, numbered P1 to P11, all co-published with museums and institutions. These prints are all made under Richter's supervision and approval.

The current edition P1 is the first in the series. It is based on Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (CR: 724-4) from 1990. This painting has played an extremely important role in Richter’s recent experiments with chance and repetition. This painting was the foundational starting point for various editions including the artist’s book Patterns (2011) and the tapestries Musa, Yusuf, Iblan and Abdu (2009); it is also the source of the ‘Strips’ that the artist has created in the last few years. Although these works are highly diverse they were all developed through a similar process of dividing, mirroring and repeating the image of the abstract painting upon which P1 is based.