Gerhard Richter Cage P19-1
Artist: Gerhard Richter
Title: Cage P19-1
Portfolio: 2020 Cage
Medium: Diasec-mounted Giclée print on aluminium composite panel
Sheet Size: 39 3/8" x 39 3/8"
Signature: Numbered and labeled verso
Additional Details: HENI Editions is delighted to announce six new limited edition prints with Gerhard Richter, based off Richter’s monumental ‘Cage’ paintings. There are six Cage paintings (1-6) and we are releasing six corresponding editions, which represent each painting scaled down to 1 metre square (P19-1 to P19-6). In the ‘Cage’ paintings, square and abstract, Richter proceeded to push and pull seemingly endless layers of paint across the surfaces of his canvases in horizontal or vertical bands using his self-made squeegee. The bands of colour – grey, red, green, yellow, white and blue – are intermittently destroyed by Richter’s squeegee. Richter’s fluid technique produced heavily painted canvases which are rough and textured and scraped to reveal the obscured layers beneath in exciting bursts of colour. Normally on display in Tate as part of a long term loan to the museum, the ‘Cage’ series, painted in 2006, pay tribute to the great experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992), who Richter greatly admired and listened to during the painting of these works.