Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112489
First edition (English), first and only printing. Hardcover. Printed laminated paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Painted photographs by Gerhard Richter. Edited and with essay (in English) by Dietmar Elger. 128 pp., with 100 four-color plates. 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "Overpainted photographs have been an important part of Gerhard Richter's work since 1989. Despite their modest size these works are central to Richter's art, for more than any other group of works they are mid-way between representational depiction and autonomous painting. In spring 2000 Richter produced 103 overpainted photographs that predominantly used shots taken by the artist himself in Florence. Their motifs have been elaborately reworked in a variety of ways, with the result that different levels of reality, illusionistic landscape painting and the materiality of the paint itself seem to merge inextricably into each other. Within this ongoing series individual motifs are introduced as different themes, at times giving way to other motifs, only to re-emerge again later. This book publication includes 100 overpainted photographs of the group, which was never exhibited as such, and reconstructs the original concept of the work."