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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, Prints, 1 May 2014, lot 284

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 64

  • 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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Kerze I (Candle I)

1988
Offset lithograph in colours, on offset paper, the full sheet.
S. 89.4 x 94.6 cm (35 1/4 x 37 1/4 in.)
Signed in black felt-tip pen (one of 2 trial proofs, the edition was 250), published by Verein zur Förderung moderner Kunst e.V. (at the Mönchehaus-Museum für moderne Kunst), Goslar, framed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £21,250

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London Auction 25 January 2018