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

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  • Provenance

    Heni Productions, London
    Private Collection, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Marian Goodman, Gerhard Richter, 14 October - 20 December 2014, pp. 44-45 (another example of Baghdad (9), Baghdad (P10) and IFRIT (P8) exhibited and illustrated)
    Bremen Museum für Moderne Kunst, Farbe im Fluss. 20 Jahre Weserburg, 10 September 2011 - 29 January 2012, p. 60 (another example of Baghdad (P10) exhibited and illustrated)
    Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; Kunstmuseum Winterhur, Gerhard Richter: Streifen and Glas, 8 January until 21 April 2014, nos. 58-59 (another example of Baghdad (9) and Baghdad (P10) exhibited and illustrated)

  • 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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Four works: (i) Aladin (P11); (ii) Bagdad (P9); (iii) Bagdad (P10); (iv) IFRIT (P8)

(i) numbered '341/500' on the reverse; (ii) numbered '349/500' on the reverse; (iii) numbered '349/500' on the reverse; (iv) numbered '349/500' on the reverse
Diasec-mounted chromogenic print on aluminium
(i) 37 x 50 cm (14 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
(ii) 50 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
(iii) 50 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
(iv) 33 x 44 cm (12 7/8 x 17 3/8 in.)

Each executed in 2010, each facsimile object is from an edition of 500.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £10,625

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018