Gerhard Richter - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The artist
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

  • Literature

    Hubertus Butin 99

  • 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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128 Fotos von einem Bild (128 Details From a Picture) (Halifax 1978) II (B. 99)

The complete set of eight offset lithographs, on white card, the full sheets, with title page, justification, and the accompanying original blue cloth-covered portfolio.
all S. 64.4 x 100.7 cm (25 3/8 x 39 5/8 in.)
portfolio 67 x 102 x 1.5 cm (26 3/8 x 40 1/8 x 5/8 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 54/60 in pencil on the justification, all further numbered consecutively 54-1 through 54-8 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 6 sets in Roman numerals), published by Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, all framed.

£8,000 - 12,000 ♠†

Sold for £17,780

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 6 - 7 June 2024