Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips
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    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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Kanarische Landschaften I (Canary Landscapes I): one plate

Heliogravure in colours, on ivory rag paper, with full margins.
I. 15.4 x 22.8 cm (6 1/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
S. 39.6 x 50.8 cm (15 5/8 x 20 in.)

Signed, dated and annotated 'Probedruck' in pencil (a trial proof aside from the edition of 100 and 10 hors commerce impressions), the edition was published by Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, framed.

£1,500 - 2,000 ‡♠

Sold for £2,375

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019