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  • Provenance

    David Nolan Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Perhaps because I’m a bit uncertain, a bit volatile... I’d always been fascinated by abstraction. It’s so mysterious, like an unknown land.
    GERHARD RICHTER

    (Gerhard Richter, interview with N. Serota, Gerhard Richter: Panorama, exh. cat., Tate Modern, London 2011, p. 20).

  • Artist Biography

    Gerhard Richter

    German • 1932

    One of the most influential living painters, 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’s oeuvre oscillates between unorthodoxy and realism, much to the delight of institutions and the market alike.  

    From his career start in 1962, Richter developed both his photorealist and abstracted languages side-by-side, producing voraciously and evolving his artistic style in rapid intervals. Many of Richter's paintings find themselves in the permanent collections of the world's most revered museums. 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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Untitled

1989
oil on paper
8 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (21.6 x 29.8 cm)
Signed and dated "3.3.89 Richter" along the lower margin.

Estimate
$90,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $110,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York