Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 8, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    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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Abstraktes Bild (P1)

1990/2013
Chromogenic print, flush-mounted to aluminium with metal strainer on the reverse (as issued), the full sheet,
91.8 x 125.4 cm (36 1/8 x 49 3/8 in.)
this facsimile object is unsigned and numbered 409/500 in black ink on the reverse, published by Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2013.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £40,000

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
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London
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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 9 June 2016