Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Eric Franck, Geneva
    Acquired from the above by the late owner in 1991

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

Ο114

Composition

oil on canvas mounted on board
canvas 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
overall 24.5 x 26.5 cm (9 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Painted in 1968.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £15,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018