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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Abstraktes Bild (432/2)

Details
Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) Abstraktes Bild (432/2) signed, numbered and dated 'Richter, 78, 432/2' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 13 x 10 5/8in. (33 x 27cm.) Painted in 1978
Provenance
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach.
Private Collection.
Literature
J. Harten, Gerhard Richter. Bilder Paintings 1962-1985, Cologne 1986 (illustrated, p. 211).
Gerhard Richter. Werkübersicht/Catalogue raisonné 1962-1993, Ostfildern-Ruit 1993, no. 432-2 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
Exhibited
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Gerhard Richter. Abstract Paintings, October-November 1978. This exhibition later travelled to London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, March-April 1979.
Bielefeld, Kunsthalle, Gerhard Richter. Abstrakte Bilder 1976-1981, January-February 1982 (illustrated in colour, p. 19). This exhibition later travelled to Mannheim, Kunstverein.
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

"It began in 1976, with small abstract paintings that allowed me to do what I had never let myself do: put something down at random. And then, of course, I realized that it never can be random. It was all a way of opening a door for me" (Richter, quoted in "Interview with Sabine Schütz", in The Daily Practice of Painting, London 1995, p. 215).

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