13.2.86 (5). 1986. Pencil drawing. Schwarz 86/22. Signed in lower right and dated "13.2.1986" in bottom center as well as inscribed "(5)" in lower right. On smooth wove paper. 29.8 x 21 cm (11.7 x 8.2 in), size of sheet.
• Gerhard Richter's drawings do not serve him as studies for his paintings: They are independent artworks and deliver proof of the relevance of graphic art in the 20th and 21st century. • Other pencil drawings by Gerhard Richter from the late 1980s are in posession of, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the British Museum, London, the Museum Brandhorst, Munich, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main, and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, WInterthur. • This year the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich dedicates the comprehensive exhibition "Gerhard Richter. 54 Zeichnungen, 3 graue Spiegel, 1 Kugel" to the artrist's graphic oeuvre (May 4 - June 6, 2021).
PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich. Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach. Kleinsimlinghaus, Reiff & Associates, Düsseldorf. Galerie Schönewald & Beuse, Krefeld. Collection Anthony Meier, San Francisco. Private collection Hesse.
LITERATURE: Ralph Kleinsimlinghaus und Wim Reiff, Collectors Classics (Vol. I). Modern and Contemporary Art, Düsseldorf/Maastricht 1998, p. 113 (with illu.).