Gerhard Richter - New Now London Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 30 May 2015, lot 710
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Kunsthalle Bremen, Gerhard Richter: Editionen 1965-1993, 24 October - 21 November 1993, no. 17, p. 81 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Gerhard Richter. Graphik 1965–1970, exh. cat., Museum Folkwang, Essen, 1970, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Gerhard Richter Panorama, exh. cat., Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, 2008, p. 58 (another example illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert, Thomas Olbricht, Gerhard Richter Editions 1965-2013, Ostfildern, 2014, no. 23, p. 179 (another example illustrated)

  • 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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Property from an Important Northern European Collection


Seestück I

numbered '108/150' lower left; further signed and dated 'Richter 69' lower right
offset print
50.9 x 49 cm (20 x 19 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1969, this work is number 108 from an edition of 150.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £5,670

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London Auction 15 December 2020