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

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  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 68

  • Catalogue Essay

    The work is a photograph of the left half of Richter's 1989 black and white oil painting, Uran 2. The photograph was then published for the Gerhard Richter 1988/89 show at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam in 1989.

  • 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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Silver gelatin print on photo paper, the full sheet,
S. 99.8 x 69.7 cm (39 1/4 x 27 1/2 in)
scratch signed, dated '1989' and numbered 37/50 (there were also 6 proofs numbered with Roman numerals), published by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, slight rippling throughout the sheet, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £17,500

Evening Editions

27 February 2013