Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    London, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Gerhard Richter, 11 September - 22 October 1998

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 95
    Gerhard Richter, exh. cat., Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1998, p.21

  • 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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Cibachrome photograph, flush-mounted between Plexiglas and Alucobond plates, with metal strainer on the reverse (as issued).
101.6 x 115.6 cm (40 x 45 1/2 in.)
Signed and numbered 3/35 in black marker on a label affixed to the reverse (there were also 3 artist's proofs), co-published by Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

£20,000 - 30,000 ‡♠

Sold for £18,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2018