Gerhard Richter - Shaping the Surface: Online Auction London Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hubertus Butin, Berlin
    Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach
    Private Collection, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, 29 November 2017, lot 264
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Ohne Titel

signed, inscribed and dated 'Lieber Herr Butin herzlichen Dank und " Gruß! Ihr G. Richter 21.2.10' on the reverse
oil on printed paper
9.7 x 13.5 cm (3 7/8 x 5 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2010.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £32,500

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Shaping the Surface: Online Auction

Online Auction 13 - 21 May 2020