Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, March 8, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner's father

  • Literature

    Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné 1968 - 1976, vol. II, Dresden, 1993, no. 338 1-100, pp. 508, 509 (illustrated)
    Suzanne Pagé, Jacob Wenzel, Björn Springfield, Kasper König and Benjamin Buchloh, eds., Gerhard Richter, Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, Ostfildern, 1993, no. 338/1-100, p. 164 (illustrated, p. 165)
    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter Editionen 1965 - 2004, Catalogue Raisonne, Ostfildern, 2004, no. 50, pp. 34 and 190
    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, eds., Gerhard Richter Editions 1965 - 2013, Ostfildern, 2014, pp. 42-43, 214
    Gerhard Richter. Die Editionen, exh. cat., Museum Folkwang, Essen, 7 April - 30 July 2017, pp. 40-41

  • 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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Rot - Blau - Gelb [338-35]

signed, numbered and dated '35 Richter '73' on the reverse
oil on canvas
26.4 x 53.4 cm (10 3/8 x 21 in.)
Painted in 1973.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £112,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018