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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Beirut, Beirut Art Center, Gerhard Richter, 27 April - 16 June 2012, p. 25 (illustrated)
    Riehen, Fondation Beyeler, Gerhard Richter: Pictures/Series, 18 May - 7 September 2014

  • 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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MV. 97

titled '"MV.97"' lower left margin; further signed and dated 'Richter 2011' lower right margin; further signed with the artist's initials and numbered 'R. 97' on the reverse
lacquer on colour photograph
10 x 15 cm (3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2011.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £52,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017