Executed in 1989, this work will be included in the forthcoming publication Gerhard Richter: Overpainted Photographs, A Comprehensive Catalogue being compiled by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Joseph Hage.
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Almost all the abstract paintings show scenarios, surroundings and landscapes that don’t exist, but they create the impression that they could exist. As though they were photographs of scenarios and regions that had never yet been seen."
This work is in excellent condition overall. The photograph is hinged on the reverse to the backing board. The photograph undulates slightly, due to the artist’s choice of media. The applied pigment retains a rich impastoed surface. There is very minor fading to the colored photo. Framed under Plexiglas. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.