Gerhard Richter – Cage Prints

2 min read  ·  30 Nov 2020

HENI Editions is delighted to announce six new limited-edition prints with Gerhard Richter, based off his monumental 'Cage' paintings created in 2006.

There are six 'Cage' paintings (1-6) and we are releasing six corresponding editions, which represent each painting scaled down to 1 metre square (P19-1 to P19-6).

In the square and abstract 'Cage' paintings, Richter would push and pull seemingly endless layers of paint across the surfaces of his canvases in horizontal or vertical bands using a self-made squeegee. The bands of colour – grey, red, green, yellow, white, and blue – are intermittently destroyed by Richter’s squeegee. Richter’s fluid technique produced heavily painted canvases which are rough and textured and scraped to reveal the obscured layers beneath in exciting bursts of colour.

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Cage (P19-4) from 'Cage', Gerhard Richter, 2020

Normally on display at Tate Modern as part of a long-term loan to the museum, the Cage series pays tribute to the great experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992), who Richter greatly admired and listened to while painting these works.

The paintings were first exhibited in the Venice Biennale in 2007; to watch Robert Storr, Director of the 2007 Biennale, talk in depth about the 'Cage' series, click the button below.

Gerhard Richter – Cage
Series: P19
Medium: Diasec-mounted Giclée print on aluminium composite panel
Detail: Unsigned, numbered on label
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Date: 2020
Frame: No

Edition Sizes:
P19-1: 200
P19-2: 200
P19-3: 200
P19-4: 200
P19-5: 200
P19-6: 200