Gerhard Richter - War Cut II

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War Cut II is a special edition (70 copies) of the artist's book War Cut (both published by Walther K├Ânig in 2004).

Both editions contain 340 pages and 216 illustrations showing details from Abstract Painting [CR: 648-2], 1987, accompanied by 155 texts taken from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of March 20 and 21, 2003 (the beginning of the Iraq War). The editions also contain an index of the printed texts and some short, untitled remarks by Gerhard Richter. The editions have flexible cardboard covers with red linen covering, and yellow, red, blue and black offset print.

For the War Cut II special edition each of the 70 copies has a unique cover painted by Richter.

Edition:
50 copies signed, dated and numbered in Roman numerals in pencil on the endpaper, also numbered in Roman numerals in felt-tip pen on the penultimate page; oil paint on book cover applied by Richter with squeegee, in a light grey cardboard slipcase (designed by the artist)

20 copies, signed, dated, numbered in Roman numerals and marked h.c. in pencil on the endpaper; some of these also signed, dated and numbered in Roman numerals in ballpoint or felt-tip pen on the penultimate page; oil paint applied to book cover by Richter with squeegee, in light grey cardboard slipcase (designed by the artist)

30 copies (French edition, published 2005), signed, dated, numbered and inscribed in pencil on the endpaper: F, additionally signed, dated and numbered in black ink on the last page, oil paint on book cover applied by Richter with squeegee, in light grey cardboard box (designed by the artist)

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