Quattro Colori

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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 Bio

    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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A Discerning Vision Property from an Important Private Collection

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