Gerhard Richter - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    H. Butin, S. Gronert & The Dallas Museum of Art, eds., Gerhard Richter
    Editions 1965-2004: Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2004, p. 236 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “This photograph is based on Richter’s 1994 painting KI. Badende which in
    turn is based on a photograph taken by Richter of his wife Sabine, in 1993.”

  • 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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KI. Badende (Small Bather)


Cibachrome print in the artist’s wooden frame.

26 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. (67 1/2 x 50 1/3 cm).

Signed, numbered of 45 and dated “Richter 1996” along lower edge.This work is from an
edition of 45 plus four trial proofs.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $133,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York