Gerhard Richter - Under the Influence London Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Van Ham Kunstauktionen: 2 December 2010, lot 443
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    H. Butin, S. Gronert, eds., Gerhard Richter - Editionen 1965-2004, Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 2004, CR No. 125, pp. 276

  • 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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War Cut II

oil on linen on book
26 x 22 x 2.5 cm. (10 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 0 7/8 in.)
Signed, numbered and dated ‘25/50 Richter, 2004’ on the front free end paper of the book. This book is number 25 from an edition of 50.

£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £92,500

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Under the Influence

London 11 December 2013 2pm