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Gerhard Richter
B. 1932
LANDSCHAFT 1 (10.2.84)
signed and dated 10.2.84
watercolour and pencil on paper
25.6 by 30.3cm.; 10 by 12in.
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Provenance

Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Exposition

Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Graphische Sammlung, Gerhard Richter. Aquarelle, 1985, p. 100, illustrated

Description

“Of course, my landscapes are not only beautiful or nostalgic, with a Romantic or classical suggestion of lost Paradises, but above all ‘untruthful’ […]; and by ‘untruthful’ I mean the glorifying way we look at nature – nature, which in all its forms is always against us, because it knows no meaning, no pity, no sympathy, because it knows nothing and is absolutely mindless: the total antithesis of ourselves, absolutely inhuman.”

GERHARD RICHTER
quoted in: Dietmar Elger and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Eds., Gerhard Richter – Text, London 2009, p. 158

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