Gerhard Richter Prints

Explore the timeless brilliance of Gerhard Richter through his limited edition prints, available for sale. Renowned for his unparalleled mastery in painting and printmaking, Richter’s artwork is a testament to his lasting influence on contemporary art.

Gerhard Richter, born in 1932 in Dresden, Germany, is a towering figure in the landscape of post-war art, renowned for his profound impact on the visual arts with a career spanning over six decades. Richter’s vast oeuvre defies easy classification, oscillating between photorealism and abstraction, a testament to his deep exploration of the possibilities of paint. He began with photorealistic paintings derived from black-and-white photographs, which subtly included a blurred effect, blurring the lines between reality and reproduction. This figurative-abstract method challenged the viewer’s perception and highlighted the illusory nature of images. As Richter evolved, he increasingly embraced abstraction, especially noted in his iconic abstract paintings, which are marked by squeegeed layers of paint that suggest a complex interplay of chance and control. Dedicated to exploring various mediums, Gerhard Richter has also been prolific in producing limited edition artworks, including photographs, paintings, multiples, artist’s books and posters, but particularly prints. His commitment to editions is driven by a desire to extend the reach of his artistic expressions beyond the unique to the reproducible, thereby democratizing access to his art. His limited edition prints encompass a range of techniques, including serigraphy, lithography, and digital printing, which allow him to experiment with different textures and effects. The prints often replicate themes and motifs from his paintings, yet they stand alone as distinct pieces that explore the tension between reproduction and originality. This aspect of his work underscores an ongoing investigation into the nature of image-making and the reproduction of images, a central theme in his artistic practice. Richter’s artworks, whether paintings or prints, engage with the legacy of abstract and photorealistic art, making profound observations on the nature of perception and representation. His artworks are held in major collections worldwide and have been the subject of numerous retrospectives at leading global institutions, including Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (2023), The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2022), The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2002) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1977, 2012). Through both his unique paintings and limited edition prints, Gerhard Richter continues to influence generations of artists and collectors, securing his place as one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Auction record: £30.4m, Sotheby’s, 2015


 

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