Gerhard Richter - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 132

  • Catalogue Essay

    The offset print is based on a photography of the oil painting 'Abstraktes Bild" from 2004.

  • 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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Snow White (B. 132)

Unique variant with hand-worked white acrylic and graphite on offset lithograph in yellow, red, blue and black, on lightweight card mounted to white board, the full sheet.
S. 8 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. (22.5 x 31.8 cm)
Signed, dated 'NOV. 05' and numbered 65/100 in pencil, published by Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, framed.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $75,600

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021