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

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  • The Warburg Institute is one of the world’s leading institutions for the study of art and culture. The works are donated in support of the Warburg Renaissance, the architectural and intellectual transformation of the Institute. The sales of the works will help to fund the completion of the renovation and expansion of the Institute’s home in the heart of the University of London’s Bloomsbury campus, to create a more open and accessible building and welcome in and educate a wider audience with new and dynamic public spaces for lectures, exhibitions and digital experimentation. They will also provide funding for new programmes for exhibitions, residencies and commissions for contemporary artists, writers and thinkers.

    • Provenance

      Heni Productions, London
      Donated by Private Collection, London

    • 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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Haggadah (P2)

numbered '74/500' on the reverse
Diasec mounted c-print on aluminium
100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2014, this facsimile object is number 74 from an edition of 500, published by Heni Productions, London.

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Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £32,760

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022