GERHARD RICHTER | Paper Fuji (23 Oktober 1996)



Paper Fuji (23 Oktober 1996)
signed and dated 23. Oktober 1996
oil on paper
11½ by 16¼ in. 29.2 by 41.3 cm.

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Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
Thomas von Lintel Gallery, New York & Munich
Private Collection, New York (acquired in 1998)
Phillips, New York, November 17, 2016, lot 183
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

“In interviews, letters, and private ruminations, the leitmotifs of Richter’s thought have been clearly stated from the very beginning: faith versus skepticism; hope versus pessimism; engagement versus neutrality; self-determination versus fatalism; imaginative freedom versus ideology. In the work itself these dialectical binaries and the ramifications they have engendered take on a visual, and, beyond that, material reality: impersonal iconography versus delicacy of facture; veiled intimacy versus formality of presentation; chromatic austerity versus rich tactility; optical splendor versus physical remoteness; gestural exuberance versus strict self-censorship; resistance to easy pleasure versus exquisite hedonism; somberness versus playfulness; forthright assertion of image as object versus mistrust of the image as representation.” - Robert Storr, “Introduction,” in Exh. Cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art (and travelling), Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting, 2002, p. 17

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