Gerhard Richter - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Heni Productions, London
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Ж186

Abstraktes Bild (P1)

numbered '75/500' on the reverse
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on aluminium
92 x 126 cm (36 1/4 x 49 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2014, this facsimile object is number 75 from an edition of 500, published by Heni Productions, London.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £37,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021