Gerhard Richter - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 103
    Martin Hentschel and Helmut Friedel, Gerhard Richter, 1998, illustrated p.61

  • Catalogue Essay

    After the 1997 oil painting Orchidee, which is in turn based on a photograph taken by Richter. There were five versions made based on the same painting.

  • 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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Orchid II

Offset print in colours, on lightweight cardboard, mounted between plexiglass plates (as issued), the full sheet,
S. 29.4 x 37.2 cm (11 5/8 x 14 5/8 in)
signed, dated '1998', and numbered 1/25 A in felt-tip pen on the reverse (there were also 5 artist's proofs), minor abrasions to the surface of the plexiglass, otherwise in very good condition.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £20,000

Evening Editions

27 February 2013