Fuji. 1996. Oil on alucobond. Catalog raisonné of paintings 839-45. Butin 89. Verso signed and with the edition label, there with hand-written number and typographic date, title and inscription. From a series of 110 unique oil paintings. 29 x 37 cm (11.4 x 14.5 in). Published by Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich 1996. Gerhard Richter executed all paintings in the series in the colors red, orange, green and white on alucobond plates of the same size, 70 copies were made in landscape format. Owing to the manually applied paint and the individual treatmanet with the squeegee, every copy is of unique character. [LW]. • Unique object. • The gestural motion underlines the artist's signature style • Fine squeegee work that suggests the compositions's pictorial substruction • From the sought-after Fuji series • Gerhard Richter has been one of the highest-paid contemporary artists for many years.
"Although the serial works can be regarded as equivalent in terms of production technology, material, economics and aesthetics, they are by no means completely uniform, but have the character of individually crafted unique pieces. The 1996 "Fuji" series of paintings which was conceived this way is particularly sought-after among collectors." Hubertus Butin