Gerhard Richter, Stammheim, 1995 SIGNED Artist Book Anthony d’Offay Gallery

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Richter, Gerhard, Stammheim London: Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1995.
English, SIGNED limited edition one of 3000, Fine, softcover octavo, 5" x 8", 60 pp.

Fine/As New  artist book, unnumbered copy, one of 3000. Sewn in softcover, 8vo with plain white wraps and gray textured dust jacket, red and black title to front. Text in English with foreword by Anne Seymour. 23 full-color reproductions, artist's signature in pencil to limited edition page at back. 

This artist book developed out of a series of works in which Richter responds to events connected with the Beider-Meinhof group, or the RAF (Red Army Faction) and the post-war chaos in Germany. The mystery surround the deaths of the radical group's members at Stammheim compelled Richter to create two bodies of work: a monochromes series called 18 Oktober, 1977 and the 23 works on paper, reproduced in this volume at actual size. Using Pieter H. Baaker Schut's exposé, Stammheim: the Case Against the RAF as a substrate, the artist employs his famous spread and scrape technique, an act of both obscuring and uncovering. A powerful piece of history in the hands of an artist who lived through the Nazi occupation, Communism, and the avant-garde movement that accompanied a burgeoning democracy. Scarce in the trade in such excellent condition.