Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2002

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gerhard Richter: Paintings 1996–2001, September 14–October 27 2001, no. 50, n.p. (illustrated; erroneously catalogued as oil on aluminum panel)

  • Literature

    Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1993–2004, Dusseldorf, 2005, no. 872-6, pp. 291, 317 (illustrated, p. 291)
    Dietmar Elger, ed., Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1994–2006, vol. 5 (Nos. 806–899-8), Berlin, 2019, no. 872-6, p. 401 (illustrated)

  • 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 a Prominent Private Collection


Abstraktes Bild (872-6)

signed, inscribed and dated "872-6 / Richter 2001" on the reverse
oil on canvas
24 5/8 x 22 3/4 in. (62.5 x 57.8 cm)
Painted in 2001.

$350,000 - 450,000 

Sold for $327,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021