Gerhard Richter - 20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York (acquired from the above)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 – 2004, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2004, no. 111, pp. 60, 96 (another example illustrated, pp. 58, 261)
    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 – 2013, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2014, no. 111, pp. 104-106, 126, 139 (another example illustrated, p. 282)

  • 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

signed, numbered and dated "3/4 a.p Richter Juni 2000" on the reverse
Cibachrome print mounted on Alu-Dibond plate
34 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (87 x 50 cm)
Executed in 2000, this work is artist proof number 3 from an edition of 80 works with Arabic numerals and 25 works with Roman numerals, plus 4 artist’s proofs, published by the Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $21,250

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New York
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20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020