14 November 2002
Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)
signed, numbered and dated 'ZU 789 (P.G.) Richter, 93' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas--unframed
11¾ x 15¾ in. (30 x 40 cm.)
Painted in 1993. This work was created in relation to a series of 115 unique works executed in collaboration with Parkett Magazine.
Gift of the artist to the present owner
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Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné, 1962-1993, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1993, vol. III, p. 196, no. 789 (two examples from the edition of 115 illustrated in color).
Five additional paintings were created in addition to the Parkett series, which the artist held aside as gifts to each of the authors who contributed to the Richter issue. Each of the five paintings is inscribed with the respective editor's initials on the reverse.
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