Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, ed., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 - 2004 Catalogue Raisonné, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Ostfildern, 2004, no. 111 (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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Onkel Rudi (Uncle Rudi)

Cibachrome print, mounted to Alu-Dibond plate
34 1/4 x 19 5/8 in. (87 x 49.8 cm)
Signed and numbered "Richter VII/XXV" on the reverse.
This work is number VII from an edition of 80 plus XXV plus a trial print on baryta paper.
Published by Centro Per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

$18,000 - 24,000 

Sold for $26,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 May 2016