Gerhard Richter, PAMUL, 2023
© Gerhard Richter 2023 (08122023)
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

David Zwirner Online is pleased to debut PAMUL, a new print by Gerhard Richter. This new work is an inkjet print based on a 2023 drawing by the artist. During the printing process, the artist subjected the original composition to a series of notable alterations—including enlarging the overall image size, augmenting the drawing with additional markings and elements, removing the signature and date, and adding a light cream border around the edge of the entire image—so that the final editioned work expresses a subtle but intentional visual evolution from its drawn predecessor.

Celebrated worldwide as one of the most important and influential artists of his generation, with a career spanning six decades, Richter has pursued a diverse practice that is grounded in nuanced investigations of history, memory, and representation. Prints and editions have played a crucial role in Richter’s oeuvre since 1965. His vast body of editioned works—which are often derived from the artist’s own artworks, as well as clippings from family archives and mass media—have constantly served as a way for him to experiment with the production of visual facsimiles and the iterative translation and interplay of mediums.