Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)
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Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)

Vermalung (Braun) (Inpainting (Brown))

Gerhard Richter (B. 1932)
Vermalung (Braun) (Inpainting (Brown))
signed, numbered and dated '48 Richter, 72' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
10 5/8 x 15¾in. (27 x 40cm.)
Painted in 1972
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster.
Private Collection, Germany.
Anon. sale, Ketterer Kunst Munich, 5 December 2006, lot 346.
Anon. sale, Est-Ouest Hong Kong, 28 May 2011, lot 1086.
Private Collection.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
J. Harten (ed.) and D. Elger, Gerhard Richter: Bilder 1962-1985, exh. cat., Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1986,
nos. 325/1-120, p. 380 (the series illustrated, p. 148).
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ed.), Gerhard Richter, Werkübersicht/Catalogue Raisonné: 1962-1993, vol. III, Ostfldern-Ruit 1993, nos. 325/1- 120 (the series illustrated in colour, unpaged).
H. Butin, Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-1993, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1993, no. 38 (another from the series illustrated in colour, p. 119).
H. Butin and S. Gronert (eds.), Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2004. Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfldern 2004, no. 46
(another from the series illustrated in colour, p. 186).
H. Butin, S. Gronert, and T. Olbricht (eds.), Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-2013. Catalogue Raisonné, Ostfldern 2014, no. 46 (another from the series illustrated in colour, p. 210).
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Lot Essay

'My monochromes have the same illusionistic implications as my landscapes. I want them to be seen as narratives - even if they are narratives of nothingness. Nothing is something. You might say they are like photographs of nothing' (G. Richter quoted in M. Kimmelman, 'Gerhard Richter: An Artist Beyond Isms', in The New York Times, 27 January 2002).

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