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    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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1260 Farben (1260 Colors)

1974
Offset print in colors, on card paper, with full margins,
I. 23 3/8 x 30 3/8 in. (59.4 x 77.2 cm);
S. 24 3/4 x 31 5/8 in. (62.9 x 80.3 cm)

signed, dated `1974' and annotated 'Druck probe' in pencil (a trial proof, the edition was 75 and 8 in Roman numerals), published by Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, the colors very slightly attenuated, very minor wear in places along the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $12,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

21 Nov 2010
New York