Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Karsten Schubert, London 1987

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 67

  • 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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Kerze III (Candle III)

Black oil paint applied by hand with a squeegee over offset lithograph in yellow, red, blue and black, on white offset board, the full sheet, mounted on white plastic (as issued),
S. 23 3/4 x 25 in. (60.3 x 63.5 cm)
frame 24 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (61.6 x 64.8 cm)

signed and dated `1989' in pencil on the front, also signed, dated `1989' and numbered 10/30 in felt-tip pen on the reverse (each a unique variant, there was also an edition of 8 in Roman numerals), published by Achenbach Art Edition, Düsseldorf, contained in original frame.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $112,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm