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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany
    Van Ham kunstauktionen, 27 November, 2019
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965-1993, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1993, p. 147 (another example illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter Editions 1965-2004, Ostfildern, 2004, p. 214 (another example illustrated)
    Huburtus Butin, Gronert and Olbricht, eds., Gerard Richter: Editions 1965-2013, Ostfildern, 2014, cat. no. 69. p. 238 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Gerhard Richter

    German • 1932

    One of the most influential living painters, 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’s oeuvre oscillates between unorthodoxy and realism, much to the delight of institutions and the market alike.  

    From his career start in 1962, Richter developed both his photorealist and abstracted languages side-by-side, producing voraciously and evolving his artistic style in rapid intervals. Many of Richter's paintings find themselves in the permanent collections of the world's most revered museums. 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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Abstract Photo

black and white photograph (silver gelatin print) mounted on plastic, passepartout
73.5 x 99.5 cm (28 7/8 x 39 1/8 in.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 4 from an edition of 50.

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Phillips X Presents: Gerhard Richter

Hong Kong Virtual Selling Exhibition 16 July – 16 August 2020