Gerhard Richter - Under the Influence London Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Munich

  • Catalogue Essay

    Artist include: (i)Gerhard Richter, (ii) Hans-Peter Adamski, (iii) Karl Marx, (iv) Rune Mields, (v) C.O. Paeffgen

    (i) ‘Richter 1990’ lower right
    (ii) ‘P. Adamski 90’ lower right
    (iii) ‘Marx’ lower right
    (iv) ‘Rune Mields 1991’ lower right
    (v) ‘C.O.P. 90’ lower right

    (i) 42 x 58
    (ii) 49 x 42
    (iii) 42 x 50.5
    (iv) 42 x 57
    (v) 42 x 54

  • 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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Untitled from Kunstler für Athiopien Portfolio

offset lithograph on paper
60 × 80 cm (23 5/8 × 31 1/2 in)
Signed and dated 'Richter 1990' lower right. This lot is accompanied by four additional prints by Hans Peter Adamski, Karl Marx, Rune Mields and C.O. Paeffgen.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Under the Influence

13 December 2012