GERHARD RICHTER: DRAWINGS 1964-1999, CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ essays by Dieter Schwarz and Birgit Pelzner
Richter Verlag, 2000, First edition, 320 pp., 9" X 11 1/4", Hardcover
Fine in very good dust jacket (small stain to front of jacket)
This catalogue raisonne of Gerhard Richter's drawings encompasses all of his works in pencil, india ink, ballpoint pen, and other drawing media, on both paper and canvas since 1964. Whereas Richter's early drawings were oriented towards pure illustration, beginning in 1967, he began to use projected photographs as his point of departure. In addition to including many studies and working sketches for paintings, this book also contains preliminary works that Richter later came to consider as finished drawings in their own right. This comprehensive examination presents more than 400 drawings, each with descriptive captions and background text, as well as essays by Dieter Schwarz and Birgit Pelzer that investigate this crucial component of one of the 20th century's most celebrated artist.