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  • Provenance

    Serpentine Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, eds., GERHARD RICHTER, Editions 1965 – 2013, Ostfildern, 2014, no. 138, p. 310 (another example from the series illustrated)

  • 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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A Discerning Vision Property from an Important Private Collection

Ο122

Quattro Colori

signed "Richter" on the reverse; numbered "56" on a label affixed to the reverse
lacquer in four unique colors on Alu-Dibond plate mounted on wood
7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (19.4 x 19.4 cm.)
Executed in 2008, this work is number 56 from a series of 80 unique works.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $68,750

Contact Specialist
John McCord
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New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019