BAGDAD I

BAGDAD I

Gerhard Richter
BAGDAD I
Chromogenic print
2014

An original Gerhard Richter Chromogenic print print.

2014

Chromogenic color print mounted on aluminum, under glass.

A superb example from the edition of 500, numbered in black marker on the verso.  One of a series of works in the same medium reproducing the artist’s 2010 lacquer on glass Flow paintings of the same title, published by Heni Productions, London, bearing their label and stamp on the verso, for Serpentine Gallery, London.

Catalog: Heni Productions Catalogue No: P9; cf. Richter Catalogue Raisonné 914-1.

19 5/8 x 15 inches

In 2013 Gerhard Richter started a collaboration with Heni Productions to produce limited edition prints. Richter, through Heni Productions, has so far made eleven such editions, numbered P1 to P11, all co-published with museums, institutions and galleries. These prints are all made under Richter’s supervision and approval.
The Bagdad Series (P9) is based on Richter’s seminal Flow paintings, which were created by pouring enamel paints on a glass surface. High-resolution photographs of the originals have been transformed into chromatographic prints, precisely reproducing the combination of chance gesture and careful composition within the originals.
The Heni editions are referred to by the artist as "facsimile objects"; although they proceed from the Flow paintings, this series is distinct from the originals in a number of ways. In some cases, the artist has decided to present them differently; in others, they represent the only version of paintings that no longer exist.

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