Richter, Gerhard

GERHARD RICHTER IBM (G.EL.2, 18.1.1984), 1987

Sku: YY4667
Artist: Gerhard Richter
Title: IBM (G.EL.2, 18.1.1984)
Year: 1987
Signed: No
Medium: Offset Lithograph
Paper Size: 19.75 x 22.75 inches ( 50.165 x 57.785 cm )
Image Size: 10.75 x 14.25 inches ( 27.305 x 36.195 cm )
Edition Size: 12
Framed: No
Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling

Additional Details: "IBM G.EL.2, 18.1.1984" is an offset print created by renowned German artist Gerhard Richter. Based on a watercolor completed on January 18, 1984, this piece is notable for its vibrant use of yellow, red, blue, and black. Published in 1987, the edition includes 75 copies signed and numbered in pencil, 20 artist’s proofs marked with Roman numerals and "e.a." (épreuve d'artiste), and 12 unmarked impressions. This particular piece is one of the 12 unmarked impressions, lacking the graphite markings, signatures, and numbering present in the other editions. This version allows viewers to focus solely on the visual composition without distractions, showcasing Richter's mastery in blending color and form. The title "IBM G.EL.2, 18.1.1984" and the artwork’s creation date reflect Richter's systematic approach to titling, often using catalog-like labels to maintain objectivity and avoid influencing viewers' interpretations. The use of IBM in the title may hint at themes of technology and modernity, underscoring the artist’s engagement with contemporary issues.