Kahnfahrt, Gerhard Richter
Gerhard Richter
Kahnfahrt
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Gerhard Richter

Kahnfahrt, 1965


Dimensions
150.0 x 190.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
DB009
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display

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About the Work

Gerhard Richter’s ‘Boat Trip’ is a painted reproduction of a newspaper photo. The artist projected the small photo onto the canvas with a slide projector and painted it on a greatly enlarged scale. A document which has been reproduced many times over in a newspaper or magazine thus becomes unique. Presented in a museum gallery, the image of the boat trip is perceived by the viewer as a painting. By employing an already existing photo, however, the artist is responsible for neither the work’s pictorial composition nor for the invention of the figures.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Kahnfahrt (Original Title)
Title Translation
Boat Trip
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Gerhard Richter
Acquisition
Deutsche Bank Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Primary
Secondary
  • 41D3 folk costume, regional costume
Associative
  • 46C541 outing, pleasure trip

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06.08.2019