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    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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Property from a private German Collection



Offset print in colours with glossy nitro varnish and unique overworking in black and white lacquer, on offset paper mounted to card (as issued), the full sheet.
S. 16 x 23.5 cm (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 10/50 in pencil on the card mount (there were also 25 in Roman numerals and 5 artist's proofs), published by Documenta and Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-Gesellschaft, Kassel, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 

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London Auction 7 June 2017