Shop > Artists' Books

#11642

Comic Strip

Artist
Gerhard Richter
Price
$66.00
Date
2015
Publisher
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Format
Artists' Books
Genre
Illustration
Description

Reproducing a recently found 1962 notebook, this small, beautifully clothbound volume reveals a never-before-seen dimension of Gerhard Richter’s art. Comic Strip 1962 contains a series of cartoon-like drawings, done in the style of American greats such as Saul Steinberg (hence the artist’s cartoonist-style abbreviation of his name to “Gerd” here). The black-and-white drawings generally feature one or many hatted silhouette figures, floating in the air, against bare backdrops or atop planets, with occasional handwritten text (in German, and mostly illegible) interspersed around them. These works, printed at their original size, and made at the outset of Richter’s career, greatly expand our picture of the influences and factors at play in his early years as part of the Capitalist Realist movement.

  1. Comic Strip
 

Related Items

  1. Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gerhard Richter: Gerhard Richter: Books
  2. Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013

Catalogue Raisonné
  3. John Bride: Illusory Self #1
  4. Shawn Kuruneru: Graphic Situations #1
  5. Jonny Petersen: D.B. 5
  6. Maria Lucia Cattani: Pocket Space
  7. Derek Sullivan: Persistent Huts
  8. David Robbins: Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy
  9. John Bride: Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop In
  10. Paul Gerhard Diez, Reise durch die USA (German)
  11. Jonny Petersen: Adfriendture Stories
  12. Carl David Rutton: Global Strategy
  13. Ed Ruscha: Various Small Books
  14. Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book
  15. Jochen Lempert: Drift
  16. Lawrence Weiner: THE GRACE OF A GESTURE
  17. Edward Sanders: A Book of Glyphs
  18. Peter Kalyniuk: Lost in a Crowd of Ghosts
  19. Primitive Beast, Language
  20. Phil Woollam: Crossways
  21. Die Wandlungen
  22. William Leavitt: Alligator Maze Orchid
  23. Ein Herz fur Menschen
  24. Zin Taylor: Void Flowers
  25. Ken Kagami: Freaky Dog and Freaky Boy
  26. Kirsty Turnbull: Homebound
  27. Eli Howey: Forming 2
  28. Shawn Kuruneru: Shadowboxing
  29. Soner Ön: Richie Rich
  30. John Bride: Illusory Self #5
  31. Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present
  32. Eric Doeringer: Real Estate Opportunities
  33. Anne Le Troter: Claire, Anne, Laurence
  34. Peter Osborne: Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art