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Digital Print, 2005
Signed Print Edition of 48
H 88cm x W 150cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2020||Christie's New York - United States||Mustangs - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Mustangs - Signed Print|
|December 2018||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Mustangs - Signed Print|
|May 2014||Sotheby's New York - United States||Mustangs - Signed Print|
|November 2006||Phillips New York - United States||Mustangs - Signed Print|
Created by Gerhard Richter in 2005, Mustangs is a digital print released in a limited edition of 48. The artwork depicts a series of helicopters as they loom over the bright, peaceful fields.
The military intervention as a subject matter of the present work is related to Richter’s longstanding interest in the questions of history and collective experience. In his works, the artist frequently takes recourse to the themes of family history, reviving the memory of people and places that otherwise could be forgotten. Onkel Rudi (Uncle Rudi), one of Richter’s most famous works, depicts Richter’s uncle who was killed on the Western front in 1944. Mustangs is another example of how Richter’s works reinvoke difficult legacies of the past. The artist commented in the context of his practice: “‘I do not pursue any particular intentions, system, or direction. I do not have a programme, a style, a course to follow. I have brought not being interested in specialist problems, working themes, in variations towards mystery. I shy away from all restrictions, I do not know what I want, I am inconsistent, indifferent, passive; I like things that are indeterminate and boundless, and I like persistent uncertainty”.