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  • Provenance

    Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich
    Acquired from the above by the late owner

  • Literature

    www.gerhard-richter.com, Catalogue Raisonné, online

  • 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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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from the Estate of Howard Karshan

Ο102

Ohne Titel (4.1.89)

signed and dated 'Richter 4.1.89' upper right
oil on photograph
12.7 x 17.8 cm (5 x 7 in.)
Executed in 1989.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £47,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018