Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Edition Cantz, in association with Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Bonn, 1997
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 112996
First edition thus (the original 3-volume softcover exhibition catalogue was published in 1993 by Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris), first printing. Hardcover. Three hardbound volumes (11-1/4 x 10 inches) in gray cloth with title stamped in black, with illustrated dust jackets, in a photographically illustrated paper-covered slipcase (11-1/2 x 10-1/4 inches). Total 542 pp., with over 2,250 four-color and black-and-white reproductions.
Volume One, Exhibition Catalogue, is 196 pp. with approximately 92 four-color and black-and-white plates (272 total works reproduced), a complete catalogue of the retrospective exhibition. Introduction, word of greeting and preface (in English, French and German) by Suzanne Pagé, Wenzel Jacob and Björn Springfeldt, respectively. Includes a list of exhibited works.
Volume Two, Essays, is 112 pp. with numerous black-and-white reference illustrations. Texts (in German), including an interview with Gerhard Richter, by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Peter Gidal and Birgit Pelzer.
Volume Three, Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, is 234 pp. with numerous four-color and black-and-white plates (approximately 2,000 total works reproduced), a complete Raisonné of Richter's work, a list of works and information on the list of works. Includes a biography, exhibition history, selected texts (bibliography) and selected films (all in English, French and German).
Near Fine (bump to leading edge of Volume One, else Fine) in Near Fine dust jackets (bump to leading edge of Volume One, else Fine) and Very Good slipcase (bump to rear edge, else Fine).
First published on the occasion of the 1993 exhibition Gerhard Richter at the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris (traveled to the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid). Out of print. Very scarce.