Identification and Creation
Object Number
Gerhard Richter, German (Dresden, Germany 1932 -)
Work Type
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
actual: 260 x 200 cm (102 3/8 x 78 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On verso in black ink: Richter 1983
  • inscription: on verso, in black ink: "SAID"
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Lufthansa German Airlines
© Gerhard Richter 2021
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, p. 120, fig. 119, ill. (color)

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 96, ill.

Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

Celka Straughn, Stratification: An Installation of Works since 1960, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2005), [n.p.] ill. (color)

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 23

Stephan Wolohojian and Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, 2008), p. 239, ill.

This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s, exh. cat. (Chicago and New Haven, 2012), pp. 113-114, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Gerhard Richter Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 04/29/1988 - 07/10/1988; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, 09/17/1988 - 11/27/1988; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., 12/14/1988 - 02/12/1989; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 03/15/1989 - 05/28/1989

Stratification: An Installation of Works since 1960, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 09/17/2005 - 02/26/2006

This Will Have Been: Art, Love, and Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, 02/11/2012 - 06/03/2012; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 06/30/2012 - 09/30/2012; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Boston, 11/16/2012 - 03/03/2013

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/23/2016 - 01/08/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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