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Signed Print Edition of 32
H 160cm x W 134cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|March 2021||Christie's New York - United States||Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) - Signed Print|
|January 2019||Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) - Signed Print|
|March 2018||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) - Signed Print|
|December 2013||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) - Signed Print|
Frau Mit Kind (Mother With Child) is a signed lithograph by internationally renowned German artist, Gerhard Richter. Created in 2005, the artwork foregrounds two staple, interconnected themes in the Dresden-born artist’s body of work: the family and people’s relationship to the passage of time. The artwork was released in a limited edition of 32 and displays Richter’s signature technique of soft blurring.
A young naked woman is seen holding a baby in her hands while sitting on a white surface which, as a result of Richter’s blurring technique, cannot be precisely identified. The family motif recurs prominently in Richter’s oeuvre and has long been the subject of debates. Richter entered the art scene in the 1950s as an abstract expressionist painter associated with The Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. The period of late 1960s marks Richter’s foray into the family subject, which represents a rather unobvious route for the painter whose artistic identity originates in expressionism and abstraction.
What makes Richter’s take on the family subject unusual is that he is preoccupied with his own family history as much as with that of other people. The likenesses of the subjects featuring in Richter’s family-related artworks vary, creating a strong sense of collective identity across time. Through his exploration of the family theme, Richter can be seen to create a repository of experiences and intimate moments that otherwise would have been forgotten.