Q.T., 6.5.84/17.6.84. 1984. Watercolor on paper. Lower right signed and dated "6.5.84". Lower left signed and dated "17.6.84". Verso once more signed and dated. 21 x 29.5 cm (8.2 x 11.6 in). [SM].
• Watercolors make for a small but important group in the artist's oeuvre. • Transparent and opaque color application: Richter uses the creative possibilities of the watercolro technique to the fullest. • Watercolors from Gerhard Richters are very rare on the international auction market.
The work is listed in the online work index.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich. Private collection Rhineland (acquired from aforementioned in 1991).
EXHIBITION: Gerhard Richter Aquarelle, Graphische Sammlung, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 19.1.1985-17.2.1985 (Ausst.-Kat mit Abb.).
LITERATURE: Gerhard Richter. Aquarelle, Munich 1985, color illu. on p. 87. "Painting pictures is just the official job, the daily work, the occupation; but the watercolors allow me to just follow my mood, my humor." Gerhard Richter Text, Cologne 2008, p. 349).