Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Not in Butin

  • Catalogue Essay

    fiftyfifty Galerie, Dusseldorf, work with artist's to raise money for the homeless. All artists work voluntarily and free of charge, with the net proceeds from the sale of works going towards charity projects. Gerhard Richter has contributed numerous times to this project, including Abstraktes Bild, after the 1992 painting with the same title (see Hubertus Butin 771).

  • 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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Abstraktes Bild (Abstract Painting) (after Abstraktes Bild, 1992)

circa 1995
Unique offset lithograph in colours, on wove paper face-mounted to Diasec and flush-mounted to Alu-Dibond with metal strainer on the reverse (as issued).
68 x 68 cm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)
Signed in black felt-tip pen, published by fiftyfifty Galerie, Dusseldorf.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £15,120

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 September 2022