Gerhard Richter - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Phillips

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    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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Screenprint in grays with gloss varnish over a frequency modulated offset print in colors, on heavy white rag paper, with full margins.
I. 28 3/8 x 23 7/8 in. (72.1 x 60.6 cm)
S. 37 7/8 x 29 1/4 in. (96.2 x 74.3 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 77/90 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals and a total of 12 color variant proofs), published by North Rhine-Westphalia Art Collection, Düsseldorf, unframed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $16,380

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020