Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • 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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Kanarische Landschaften I (Canary Landscapes I)

The complete set of six heliogravures in colours, on ivory rag paper, with full margins, the sheets loose (as issued) all contained in the original white cardboard folio.
all I. various
all S. 39.9 x 50 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.)
folio 52.5 x 42.5 cm (20 5/8 x 16 3/4 in.)

All signed and numbered 89/100 in pencil, further numbered in pencil on the reverse of the folio (there were also 10 hors commerce sets), published by Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, all unframed.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £15,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020