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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, 30 May 2015, lot 711
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Neue Realitäten : FotoGrafik von Warhol bis Havekost, exh. cat., Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, 2011, p. 58 (another example illustrated)
    Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert, Thomas Olbricht, Gerhard Richter Editions 1965-2013, Ostfildern, 2014, no. 48, pp. 52, 212 (another example illustrated, p.52)

  • 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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Property from an Important Northern European Collection



numbered '181/250' lower left; further signed and dated 'Richter, 1973' lower right
photograph on lightweight card
67 x 65 cm (26 3/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1973, this work is number 181 from an edition of 250.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £6,930

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London Auction 15 December 2020