Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 62

  • Catalogue Essay

    Based on a watercolour dated January 18, 1984

  • 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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Offset print in colours, with extensive and individual abstract pencil drawings, on white lightweight cardboard, with full margins,
I. 27 x 36 cm (10 5/8 x 14 1/8 in.)
S. 50 x 58 cm (19 5/8 x 22 7/8 in.)

signed, dated '1987' and numbered 6/75 in pencil (there were also 20 artist’s proofs in Roman numerals, inscribed ‘e.a’ in pencil and a further 12 uninscribed impressions), published by IBM Deutschland (annual edition), framed.

£2,500 - 3,500 ‡♠

Sold for £11,250

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm