Gerhard Richter - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, February 10, 2014 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Leo Koenig Inc., New York

  • 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. 

    View More Works

140

War Cut II

2005
oil on linen on book
25.5 x 21.8 x 2.5 cm. (10 x 8 5/8 x 0 7/8 in.)
Signed, numbered and dated ‘13/30F Richter 2005’ on the front free end paper of the book. This book is number 13 from an edition of 30.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £74,500

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
Head of Sale
[email protected]
+ 44 20 7318 4061

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Day Sale 11 February 2014 2pm