Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    HENI Editions, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Cage (P19-6)

2006/2020
numbered '159/200' with the publisher's stamp on the reverse
chromogenic print, flush mounted to aluminium with metal strainer on the reverse (as issued)
100 x 100 cm. (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Published by HENI Editions, London in 2020, this work is number 159 from an edition of 200.

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 100,000 
€8,500-10,600
$10,300-12,800

Sold for HK$403,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021