Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, United Kingdom
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-2013, 2014, p. 305, no. 133-b (another example illustrated)

  • 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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signed and numbered '16/32 Richter' on the reverse
chromogenic print mounted on Alu Dibond
image: 73 x 100 cm. (28 3/4 x 39 3/8 in.)
framed: 86.4 x 112.4 x 5 cm. (34 x 44 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2008, this work is number 16 from an edition of 32 plus 8 artist's proofs, published by Joe Hage, London, contained in a pale wooden frame specified by the artist.

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019