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  • 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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Sechs Fotos 2.5.89-7.5.89 (Six Photos May 2-7, 1989) portfolio

1991
The complete set of six photographs, on resin-coated paper, the full sheets,
14 1/4 x 20 1/2 in (36.2 x 52.1 cm)
all signed, variously dated 2.5.89-7.5.89 and numbered 13/50 in ink (there were also 2 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, a few with very soft handling creases, all with adhesive remains at the reverse of the corners, otherwise all in very good condition, all contained in original portfolio.

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$30,000 - 40,000 

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