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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

    Grün-Blau-Rot (für Parkett 35) ((Green-Blue-Red) for Parkett 35)

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    Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)
    Grün-Blau-Rot (für Parkett 35) ((Green-Blue-Red) for Parkett 35)
    signed, numbered and dated '789-2 Richter, 93' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    11 ¾ x 15 ¾in. (30 x 40cm.)
    Painted in 1993

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    ‘For Richter, the squeegee is the most important implement for integrating coincidence into his art... a moment of surprise that often enables him to extricate himself from a creative dead-end, destroying a prior, unsatisfactory effort and opening the door to a fresh start’ (D. Elger, Gerhard Richter: A Life in Painting, Chicago 2009, p. 251).

    As a publisher of highly respected and widely known artists editions and books Parkett has developed a singular way of collaborating directly with significant and compelling artists for over three decades. Next to the artists’ involvement in the selection of authors, pictures and the design, they all contribute a signed and numbered edition, which may take any form, from prints, objects and installations to unique works of art such as Gerhard Richter’s project for Parkett vol. 35. With his decision to make this group of original paintings, which build an imaginary whole, he created unquestionably the most spectacular edition in the history of the publication.
    To date 250 artists have been featured in-depth each with 3-5 texts by renowned authors. With 250 art works and soon 100 books Parkett’s thirty year project has become both a a small museum and a large library of contemporary art. The works have been widely exhibited in major museums and institutions around the world including New York, Paris, London, Zurich, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and other cities (see detailed list above).

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1993.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property Sold to Benefit Parkett Magazine


    Parkett, no. 35, 1993, no. 2 (illustrated in colour, p. 97; others from the series illustrated in colour on the cover, inside of cover, pp. 1, 97-101 and 174).
    Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ed.), Gerhard Richter, Werkübersicht/Catalogue Raisonné: 1962-1993, vol. III, Bonn 1993, p. 196, no. 789/1-115 (two others from the series illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    H. Butin (ed.), Gerhard Richter, Editionen 1965-1993, Catalogue Raisonné, Bremen 1993, no. 69 (another from the series illustrated in colour, p. 167).
    H. Butin and S. Gronert (eds.), Gerhard Richter Editionen 1965-2004 Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 2004 (another from the series illustrated in colour, pp. 35 and 229).
    H. Butin, S. Gronert and T. Olbricht (eds.), Gerhard Richter Editionen 1965-2013 Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfildern-Ruit 2014, no. 41 (another from the series illustrated in colour, pp. 43 and 252).
    D. Elger (ed.), Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné Volume 4: 1988-1994, Ostfildern-Ruit 2015, no. 789/1-115 (the series illustrated in colour, pp. 524-525).


    Los Angeles, MAK-Center for Arts and Architecture, Silent & Violent, 1995 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, 2001 (another from the series exhibited).
    Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Beautiful Productions. Parkett Editions since 1984, 2002 (another from the series exhibited).
    Zurich, Kunsthaus Zürich, Parkett - 20 Years of Artist's Collaborations, 2004 (another from the series exhibited).
    Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, 200 Artworks 25 Years. Artist's Editions for PARKETT, 2009 (another from the series exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 339).
    Singapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 200 Artworks – 25 Years, Artists’ Editions for Parkett, 2010 (another from the series exhibited). This exhibition later travelled to Seoul, Seoul Arts Center/Hangaram Museum.
    Beijing, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, INSIDE A BOOK A HOUSE OF GOLD: Artists' Editions for Parkett, 2012 (another from the series exhibited).
    Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Parkett – 220 Artists’ Editions & Collaborations +5, 2013 (another from the series exhibited).