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Gerhard Richter
B. 1932
titled and dated 2012 on a label affixed to the reverse; signed and numbered 22/25 on the reverse
cibachrome print laid on aluminium
205.5 by 195 cm. 80 3/4 by 76 3/4 in.
Executed in 2012, this work is number 22 from an edition of 25.
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Private Collection, Germany
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)
Dusseldorf, 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

Catalogue Note

“The Doors, Curtains, Surface Pictures, Panes of Glass, etc. are metaphors for despair, prompted by the dilemma caused by our sense of sight, which allows us to perceive things but at the same time… restricts and partly precludes our apprehension of reality” (Gerhard Richter, 'Note, 1971', in: Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter. A Life in Painting, Chicago 2009, p. 147). 

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