Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Thomas von Lintel Gallery, New York & Munich
    Private Collection, New York (acquired in 1998)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense." Gerhard Richter

  • 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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PAPER FUJI (23 Oktober 1996)

signed and dated "23 Oktober 1996 Richter" upper right
oil on paper
11 1/2 x 16 1/4 in. (29.2 x 41.3 cm.)
Executed in 1996.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $225,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016