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  • Provenance

    Gallery HAM, Nagoya
    Christie's, New York, First Open, 23 September 2014, lot 104
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    J. Harten and D. Elger, eds., Gerhard Richter. Bilder / paintings 1962-1985, Cologne:1986, no. 325/99, pp. 148 and 380 (illustrated)
    B. Buchloh, ed., Gerhard Richter: Wekübersicht/Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, vol. III, no. 325/99, p. 163 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property from a Private European Collection


Inpainting Brown

oil on canvas
27 x 40 cm (10 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
Signed and dated 'Richter 72' on the reverse.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £52,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2016