Gerhard Richter Poster Number 2 : Uncle Rudi, 1965
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walte
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Dimensions: 39 x 27 in/100 x 70 cm
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As is typical for his working method, they are not technically prefect reproductions of his paintings. After the scans were made, proofs were prepared. In a long process with many stages Richter chose the formats and in doing so chose to enlarge most of the images. In addition, Richter altered the colors, the contrast, and the focus. He decided on the positioning of the images, including the width of the white borders, some which he gave a white hue. Beneath each motif, the artist's name and the title of the image appear in small, gray capital letters - in the style of a printed passť-partout. Each print is a reproduction of one of Richter's paintings, just as the artist wanted it presented on paper. They are not copies but new autonomous works, and frequently they differ from the paintings on which they are based, not just in the details but in general feeling. Photomechanical techniques of reproduction, especially the offset print, have been favored by Richter for is printed works since 1965. It is not the technique but the artist's intention that determines whether a sheet has the character of an original print. The Poster Edition is a retrospective on paper curated by the artist himself. Size: 39 x 27 in/100 x 70 cm