Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997
"Abstract paintings are fictitious models… which we can neither see nor describe, but which we may nevertheless conclude exist" (Gerhard Richter cited in: Exh. Cat., Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Gerhard Richter: Paintings, 1988, p. 107).
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the overall tonality is slightly lighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the backing mount and undulates slightly. There is some discolouration to the paper, which is likely to be inherent to the artist’s choice of media and working process, and two minute and unobtrusive media accretions to the right edge. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."