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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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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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London Auction 10 September 2020