Gerhard Richter (German, Born 1932).

Abstraktes Bild

Abstraktes Bild (707-1), 1989.

Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and numbered “707-1 Richter 1989” en verso.

“If I paint an abstract picture I neither know in advance what it is supposed to look like, nor where I intend to go when I am painting, what could be done, to what end. For this reason the painting is a quasi blind, desperate effort, like that made by someone who has been cast out into a completely incomprehensible environment with no means of support.”