The artist has indicated on the reverse that the present lot has a horizontal, as well as a vertical orientation.
‘One has to believe in what one is doing, one has to commit oneself inwardly, in order to do painting. Once obsessed, one ultimately carries it to the point of believing that one might change human beings through painting. But if one lacks passionate commitment, there is nothing left to do. Then it is best to leave it alone. For basically painting is total idiocy.’
(Gerhard Richter quoted in Interview with Irmeline Lebeer, 1973: as quoted in Gerhard Richter, Text, Writing, interviews and Letters, London 2009, p. 83.)