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    Gerhard Richter, 'Vermalung (Braun)', Lot 169

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster.
    Private Collection, Germany
    Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 5 December 2006, lot 346
    Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
    Est-Ouest, Hong Kong, 28 May 2011, lot 1086
    Private Collection
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Christie's, South Kensington, 14 April 2016, lot 29
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Jerome Zodo Gallery, Painting as Neo Avant-Garde, 11 July 2016 – 30 September 2016

  • Literature

    Gerhard Richter: Bilder 1962-1985., exh. cat., Städtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 1986, nos. 325/1-120, p. 380 (illustrated, p. 148)
    Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, ed., Gerhard Richter. Werkübersicht / Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, vol. III, Bonn, 1993, no. 325/1-120, n.p. (illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-1993, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1993, no. 38, p. 119 (another example from the series illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2004. Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern, 2004, no. 46, p. 186 (another example from the series illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter und die Reflexion der Bilder, in Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2004. Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern, 2004, p. 34 (another example from the series illustrated, p. 186)
    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert, and Thomas Olbricht, eds., Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2013, Ostfildern, 2014, no. 46, p. 210 (another example from the series illustrated)
    Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter. Catalogue Raisonné 1968-1976, vol. 2 (nos. 198 – 388), Berlin, 2017, no. 325/1-120, p. 454 (illustrated, p. 455)

  • Artist Biography

    Gerhard Richter

    German • 1932

    One of the most influential living painters, 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’s oeuvre oscillates between unorthodoxy and realism, much to the delight of institutions and the market alike.  

    From his career start in 1962, Richter developed both his photorealist and abstracted languages side-by-side, producing voraciously and evolving his artistic style in rapid intervals. Many of Richter's paintings find themselves in the permanent collections of the world's most revered museums. 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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Vermalung (Braun)

signed, numbered and dated '48 Richter, 72' on the reverse
oil on canvas
27 x 40 cm (10 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1972.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £50,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020