posters and photos Richter Cycle: Cell

title: Zelle

1988. Oil on Canvas
201 cm X 140 cm

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This painting depicts Andreas Baader’s cell in Stammheim prison as it was found after Death Night. Among many, the popular image of Baader was of a poorly educated poseur, more interested in violence than theory. Though Baader may have come to his revolutionary career without a formal background in Marxist thought, by the end of his life his knowledge had become deep and real. The hundreds of books lining Baader’s shelves were a testament to Baader’s intellect.

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