2.11.1989, Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
2.11.1989
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Gerhard Richter

2.11.1989, November 2, 1989


Blatt
210 x 297 mm
Physical Description
Lead pencil and graphite, rubbed on, on smooth white cardboard
Inventory Number
SG 3412
Object Number
SG 3412 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

Gerhard Richter’s drawings arise from a certain mood that comes about after he has finished one painting but not yet begun another. In these intermissions he devotes himself explicitly to drawing not carried out in preparation for painting. The drawings are independent. In this work of 1989, zones of softly rubbed graphite, delicate hatchings and bold strokes over- and underlap each other, forming a chaotic-looking, abstract configuration in which a distinctly horizontal orientation triggers associations of landscape.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
2.11.1989
Draughtsman
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Lead pencil and graphite, rubbed on, on smooth white cardboard
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert und signiert unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 2. Nov. 89 Richter
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 98
Verso unten rechts Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c)
Watermark
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Schwarz 1999.284.89/5

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Gerhard Richter

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 49D3221 irregularly curved line

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
Kunsthandel Deutschland
erworben von der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main,1992.

Information

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Last update

02.03.2021