Shop > Artists' Books


Comic Strip

Gerhard Richter
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Artists' Books

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. John Bride: Illusory Self #1
  3. Shawn Kuruneru: Graphic Situations #1
  4. Jonny Petersen: D.B. 5
  5. Maria Lucia Cattani: Pocket Space
  6. David Robbins: Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy
  7. Derek Sullivan: Persistent Huts
  8. John Bride: Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop In
  9. Every Building on the Ginza Strip
  10. Paul Gerhard Diez, Reise durch die USA (German)
  11. Jonny Petersen: Adfriendture Stories
  12. Carl David Rutton: Global Strategy
  13. Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book
  14. Lawrence Weiner: THE GRACE OF A GESTURE
  15. Edward Sanders: A Book of Glyphs
  16. Peter Kalyniuk: Lost in a Crowd of Ghosts
  17. Primitive Beast, Language
  18. Phil Woollam: Crossways
  19. Die Wandlungen
  20. William Leavitt: Alligator Maze Orchid
  21. Ein Herz fur Menschen
  22. Zin Taylor: Void Flowers
  23. Ken Kagami: Freaky Dog and Freaky Boy
  24. Kirsty Turnbull: Homebound
  25. Helmut Smits: Ideas and Thoughts
  26. Shawn Kuruneru: Shadowboxing
  27. Soner Ön: Richie Rich
  28. John Bride: Illusory Self #5
  29. Eric Doeringer: Real Estate Opportunities
  30. Anne Le Troter: Claire, Anne, Laurence
  31. Brain Trust
  32. Charmaine Wheatley: Beau Fleuve: The Heart of North America
  33. Mark Laliberte: Angry Black Bang
  34. Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas: The Good Bike Project