Gerhard Richter - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Hatje Cantz 90

  • Catalogue Essay

    This editon is after the oil painting Schlucht [Ravine] (catalogue raisonné: 837-1) from 1996, which is based on a photograph Richter took in Engadine, Switzerland, in 1995

  • 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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Cibachrome photograph, on paper mounted to plexiglas on the front and back (as issued), the full sheet,
S. 29 5/8 x 21 5/16 in. (75.2 x 54.1 cm)
signed, dated `97' and numbered 18/45 in black marker on the reverse (there were also an edition of 5 in Roman numerals and 1 artist's proof), published by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, very light scuffing in places, otherwise in very good condition.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York