Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2004. Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern 2004, no. 95, p. 244 (illustrated, p. 244)
    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, Thomas Olbricht, eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965–2013 (Catalogue Raisonné) , Ostfildern, 2014, no. 95, p. 266 (another example exhibited and 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, numbered and dated "28/35 Richter 1998" on the reverse
Cibachrome photograph between Plexiglas and Alucobond plates
45 3/4 x 40 in. (116.2 x 101.6 cm)
Executed in 1998, this work is number 28 from an edition of 35, plus 3 artist’s proofs, co-published by Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $16,380

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022