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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128 Details from a Picture (Halifax 1978)

The complete set of eight black and grey offset lithographs, on Pheonix Imperial semi-matt paper, the full sheets, with title page, justification and the accompanying blue cloth-covered folio.
all S. 25 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (64.1 x 100.3 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 24/60 in pencil on the justification, additionally numbered consecutively 24-1 through 24-8 on the reverse in pencil (there were also 6 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, all framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $9,450

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020