Gerhard Richter - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Europe

  • Literature

    R. Blaum, S. Salzman & K. Kreul, Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965-1993, Munich, 1993, p. 146 (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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Uran (Uranium)

Gelatin silver print. 
39 x 27 3/8 in. (99.1 x 69.5 cm).
Incised by hand with signature and date "Richter 1989" and numbered of 50 lower left.  This work is from an edition of 50 numbered 1-50 plus an additional six numbered I-VI. 

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $8,125

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York