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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Grisebach GmbH, November 29, 2019, lot 827
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter Editions 1965-1993, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1993, cat. no. 51, pp. 19, 136, 137 (another example illustrated)
    Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Gerhard Richter. Eight Gray, 2002, p. 70 (another example illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965-2004, Ostfildern, 2004, cat. no. 61, pp. 21, 206 (another example illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter. Portraits, 2006, p. 19 (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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mirrored glass on thin cork board
21 x 29.8 cm (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Executed in 1986, this work is number 46 from an edition of 100.

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Phillips X Presents: Gerhard Richter

Hong Kong Virtual Selling Exhibition 16 July – 16 August 2020