Gerhard RichterAbstract Painting (809-3) 1994

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Gerhard Richter (born 1932)
Abstract Painting (809-3)
Abstraktes Bild (809-3)
Date 1994
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2300 x 2048 x 75 mm
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Not on display

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From the mid 1980s, Richter began to use a home-made squeegee to rub and scrape the paint that he had applied in large bands across his canvases. This spread the paint over the surface and integrated the various colours with each other. In the 1990s the artist began to run his squeegee up and down the canvas in an ordered fashion to produce vertical columns that take on the look of a wall of planks. 'Abstraktes Bild (809-3)' is typical of these paintings… (read more)

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