Gerhard Richter: Sils

Author Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Bloch, Peter André
Date 2009
Publisher Ivorypress, Madrid
Editor Obrist, Hans Ulrich
Details Softcover, 86 pages
ISBN 9780955961359
Language English, German, Spanish

Gerhard Richter’s artist's book Sils is named after the Swiss village of the same name, which he visited regularly for many years. Richter has approached the Sils landscape from various angles with a series of overpainted photographs. The photographs are mostly arranged as pairs, and are entitled Fextal, Piz Lunghi, Piz Surlej, Piz Corvatsch or Silsersee after different places within the region. Owing to the overpainting and their orientation – some of them are printed upside down – it is difficult to recognise the different locations.

The book was first published on the occasion of a Gerhard Richter exhibition at Nietzsche-Haus in Sils in 1992, and has been reprinted repeatedly since.

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, with a text by Peter André Bloch.

The following artworks are mentioned, discussed or illustrated in the book:

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Issue

2002

Publisher

D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Hardback, 86 pages

ISBN

1891024558

Language

English, German, French

Category

Artist's Books

Notes

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Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 55 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils 14 Discussed: pp. 72-73, 78-79, 84-85
Illustrated: p. 21 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 23 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 22 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 27 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 27 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 28 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 28 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 29 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 29 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 30 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 30 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 31 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 32 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 32 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 35 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 34 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 36 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 36 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 38 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 39 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 40 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 40 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 41 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 41 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 42 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 42 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 44 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 45 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 46 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 47 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 47 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 48 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 49 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 50 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 51 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 52 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 53 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 54 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 56 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 57 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 59 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 59 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 60 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 61 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 62 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 63 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 65 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils 77 Discussed: pp. 72-73, 78-79, 84-85
Illustrated: p. 66 (colour)
Gerhard Richter: Sils Illustrated: p. 60 (colour)

Gerhard Richter’s artist's book Sils is named after the Swiss village of the same name, which he visited regularly for many years. Richter has approached the Sils landscape from various angles with a series of overpainted photographs. The photographs are mostly arranged as pairs, and are entitled Fextal, Piz Lunghi, Piz Surlej, Piz Corvatsch or Silsersee after different places within the region. Owing to the overpainting and their orientation – some of them are printed upside down – it is difficult to recognise the different locations.

The book was first published on the occasion of a Gerhard Richter exhibition at Nietzsche-Haus in Sils in 1992, and has been reprinted repeatedly since.

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, with a text by Peter André Bloch.

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