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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Landschaft I (Landscape I)

Heliogravure in colours, on ivory rag paper, with full margins.
I. 20.2 x 13.6 cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
S. 50 x 40.1 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 69/100 in pencil (there were also 10 trial proofs), published by Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, unframed.

£1,000 - 1,500 •‡♠

Sold for £3,250

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020