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  • Provenance

    Sperone Westwater, New York

  • 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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Untitled (1.2.89)

1989
Oil on colour photogrpaph.
15 x 10.2 cm. (5 7/8 x 4 in).
Signed and dated 'Richter 1.2.89' lower right; signed and dated '1.2.89 Richter' on the reverse of backing.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £18,750

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 Oct 2009
London