Publisher: Köln (Cologne): Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112684
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Red cloth-covered flexible boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in German, English and French) by Gerhard Richter. Text (in German) from FAZ newspaper. Includes citations for quoted text. 344 pp., with 216 four-color plates. 10 x 8-1/2 inches. This edition was limited to 2200 copies numbered in Arabic numerals.
From the publisher: "In May 2002, Gerhard Richter photographed 216 details of his abstract painting no. 648-2, from 1987. Working on a long table over a period of several weeks, Richter combined these 10 x 15 cm details with 165 texts on the Iraq war, published in the German FAZ newspaper on March 20 and 21. War Cut follows an ever denser rhythm in which texts and gaps take up the same amount of space as the pictures, creating a strictly composed work of open and closed layouts and their mirror images, a conceptual and, simultaneously, very sensual artist's book."