24.4.1990, Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
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Gerhard Richter

24.4.1990, April 24, 1990

210 x 297 mm
Physical Description
Lead pencil and graphite, rubbed on, on wove paper
Inventory Number
SG 3413
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


About the Work

Gerhard Richter dates every one of his drawings, so that his drawing oeuvre possesses a diary-like character. He carried out these two examples on 2 November 1989 and 24 April 1990 – that is, in the midst of the peaceful revolution in East Germany and the German reunification. The atmosphere of new departure that characterized those months seems to make itself felt in these works. “Even I was surprised that these little sketches, which I carried out many years ago, told so much, even if you don’t know anything to read in them – that they nevertheless convey the mood we were in at the time so exactly and precisely” [1], the artist recalled in 1999.

[1] Gerhard Richter, 7.5.1999, cited in: Birgit Pelzer: ‚Linien, die sich dem Blick entziehen‘, in: Dieter Schwarz: Gerhard Richter: Zeichnungen 1964–1999.

Werkverzeichnis, Düsseldorf 1999, pp. 163–178, here p. 167.

Work Data

Basic Information

Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Lead pencil and graphite, rubbed on, on wove paper
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert und signiert unten links (mit Bleistift): 24.4.90. Richter
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet unten rechts (mit Bleistift): 99
Verso unten rechts Stempel der Städtischen Galerie, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2371c)
  • Nicht vorhanden
Work Catalogues
  • Schwarz 1999.288.90/7

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Gerhard Richter

Work Content

Motifs and References



  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 48A9812 ornament ~ straight lines (alternating and complementary angles)

Research and Discussion


Object History
Kunsthandel Deutschland
verkauft an die Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main,1992.


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