Gerhard Richter - Wired: Online Auction London Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    HENI Editions, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Ж20

Cage 4

numbered '197/200' on the reverse
Diasec-mounted Giclée print on aluminium composite panel
100 x 100 cm (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2020, this work is number 197 from an edition of 200, published by HENI Editions, London.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £18,900

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 22 - 29 April 2021