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24-3-86

A work made of oil paint over a silver gelatin print.
© Gerhard Richter

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  • A work made of oil paint over a silver gelatin print.

Date:

1986

Artist:

Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

About this artwork

By applying pigment to the surface of a photograph, Gerhard Richter questions the objective reality that it seems to document. Through strokes of paint, we see glimpses of the view lying underneath and recognize the rhythmic pattern of a rippling water surface. However, the acrylic paint interferes with our perception of an illusory three-dimensional space. The painterly, multicolored impasto, juxtaposed against the smooth, finished, monochromatic image, draws attention to the photograph as a two-dimensional reproduction, stressing the photograph’s artifice.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gerhard Richter

Title

24-3-86

Place

Germany (Object made in)

Date

Made 1986

Medium

Oil paint over a silver gelatin print

Dimensions

797 × 995 mm

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Adele and Willard Gidwitz

Reference Number

1989.23

Copyright

© Gerhard Richter

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