Gerhard Richter - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Leo Koenig Inc., New York

  • Literature

    B. Butin, S. Gronert, eds.,Gerhard Richter - Editionen 1965-2004, Catalogue Raisonné,Ostfildern-Ruit 2004, CR No. 125, pp. 276-277

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

173

War Cut II

2004
oil on linen on book
10 x 8 5/8 in. (25.5 x 21.8 cm.)
This work is number 9 from an edition of 50 uniquely hand painted versions of the artist's book War Cut I. Signed, numbered and dated "Richter, 2004 9/50" on the reverse.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $149,000

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM