9 Objects

A work made of offset lithograph on paper.
© Gerhard Richter

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  • A work made of offset lithograph on paper.

Date:

1968

Artist:

Gerhard Richter
German, born 1932

About this artwork

Gerhard Richter’s continued interest in subtly pointing out the artifice and subjectivity of photographic images is clearly communicated in this print made to resemble a photographic reproduction. This image, one of a suite of nine, depicts a geometric structure fabricated out of recognizable materials. The lithograph’s photographic quality, the constructed nature of the object, and its placement in defined spaces amidst familiar surroundings imbue the representation with a deceptive truthfulness. However, given the implausibility of the object’s shapes, the illusory reality it conveys creates a trompe-l’oeil, or trick of the eye, effect.

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Artist

Gerhard Richter

Title

9 Objects

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1968

Medium

Offset lithograph on paper

Dimensions

449 x 449 mm

Credit Line

Through prior gift of Joseph Winterbotham; gift of Lannan Foundation

Reference Number

1997.315.2

Copyright

© Gerhard Richter

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