GERHARD RICHTER | 14.2.88
signed, titled and dated 14.2.88 on the cardboard; titled and dated 14.2.88 on the reverse of the cardboard
oil on paper mounted on cardboard
11 3⁄4 by 16 1⁄2 in. 30 by 42 cm.
framed: 18 7⁄8 by 23 3⁄4 in. 48 by 60.3 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. There is a slight undulation to the sheet inherent to the artist's working process and chosen medium. Under extremely close inspection and in raking light, there is a 1/4 inch media accretion just right of center in the lower register of the white margin at the bottom of the sheet possibly from the time of execution and part of the artist's working process and several, scattered pinpoint media accretions along the bottom edge of the white margin of the sheet all from the time of execution and part of the artist's working process. Framed under Plexiglas in artist's frame.
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Damon Brandt Gallery, New York,
Private Collection (acquired from the above in May 1989)
Thence by descent to the present owner