MV. 157

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  • Provenance

    Tate Modern, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Gerhard Richter – Beirut, exh. cat., Beirut Art Center, 2012, p. 62 (illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Gerhard Richter

    German • 1932

    Powerhouse painter Gerhard Richter has been a key player in defining the formal and ideological agenda for painting in contemporary art. His instantaneously recognizable canvases literally and figuratively blur the lines of representation and abstraction. Uninterested in classification, Richter skates between unorthodoxy and realism, much to the delight of institutions and the market alike. 

    Richter's color palette of potent hues is all substance and "no style," in the artist's own words. From career start in 1962, Richter developed both his photorealist and abstracted languages side-by-side, producing voraciously and evolving his artistic style in short intervals. Richter's illusory paintings find themselves on the walls of the world's most revered museums—for instance, London’s Tate Modern displays the Cage (1) – (6), 2006 paintings that were named after experimental composer John Cage and that inspired the balletic 'Rambert Event' hosted by Phillips Berkeley Square in 2016. 

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MV. 157

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'MV. 157 Richter 2011' lower margin
lacquer on colour photograph
10.1 x 15.1 cm (3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2011.

Estimate
£50,000 - 70,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019