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Gerhard Richter
B. 1932
signed and numbered 24/25 on the reverse
cibachrome print laid on aluminium
205 by 195 cm. 80 3/4 by 76 3/4 in.
Executed in 2012, this work is number 24 from an edition of 25.
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Freunde der Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Beirut, Beirut Art Center, Gerhard Richter: Beirut, April - June 2012, (ed. no. unknown)
Turin, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Gerhard Richter: Edizioni 1965-2012 dalla Collezione Olbricht, January - April 2013, (ed. no. unknown)
Düsseldorf, K20 Grabbeplatz Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Gerhard Richter: Die Kunst im Plural, February - March 2014, (ed. no. unknown)
Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Architekt – Busdriver – Zwei Brücken: 20 Jahre Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden, August - November 2014, (ed. no. unknown)
Essen, Folkwang Museum, Gerhard Richter: Die Editionen, April - July 2017, (ed. no. unknown)


Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, Eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013, Ostfildern 2014, p. 325, no. 153, illustrated in colour (ed. no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

"Perhaps the Doors, Curtains, Surface Pictures, Panes of Glass (…) are metaphors of despair, prompted by the dilemma that our sense of sight causes us to apprehend things, but at the same time restricts and partly precludes our apprehension of reality."

quoted in Thames & Hudson, eds., Text, writings, Interviews, and Letters 1961 - 2007, London 2009, p. 57

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