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In response to the Iraq war, German painter Gerhard Richter published a book titled “War Cut,” which combined excerpts from newspaper articles printed during the first two days of the war with photographic close-ups of a painting titled “No. 648-2” that Richter had painted in 1988. The New York Times printed an interview with Richter in which he discussed (rather opaquely) the thinking behind his book. This correction appeared in today’s Times:

A picture on July 4 with an article about Gerhard Richter’s book “War Cut,” depicting his abstract painting “No. 648-2,” was reproduced upside down and in reverse. The corner with the concentration of orange paint should have been at the upper right, not the lower right.

Here is No. 648-2 as it was depicted in the Times:


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