Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 4, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Heni Productions, London
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2012)
    Phillips, London, 8 March 2019, lot 194
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965-2013, Ostfildern, 2014, no. 148, pp. 58, 320 (other variants 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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signed and numbered '3648 Richter' on the reverse
digital fine art print on paper mounted on Alu-Dibond, in artist's frame
sheet 32 x 91 cm (12 5/8 x 35 7/8 in.)
overall 53 x 105 cm (20 7/8 x 41 3/8 in.)

Executed in 2011, this work is from a series of 72 variants.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £69,300

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022