Lot 108
  • 108

GERHARD RICHTER | Spiegel, Blutrot

Estimate
600,000 - 800,000 USD
Sold
663,000 USD
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Description

  • Gerhard Richter
  • Spiegel, Blutrot
  • signed, dated 1991 and numbered 736-6 on the reverse
  • color-coated glass

Provenance

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
Private Collection, Hiroshima
Sotheby's, London, 15 February 2012, Lot 20
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Tokyo, Wako Works of Art, Gerhard Richter Part II: Painting, Mirror Painting, Watercolour, Photograph, Print, May 1996, n.p., illustrated in color 
Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Gerhard Richter: Painting as Mirror, September - October 2005, p. 98, illustrated

Literature

Exh. Cat., Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Gerhard Richter. Werkübersicht / Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, Vol. III, 1993, cat. no. 736-6, illustrated in color 
Emanuele Garbin, Il bordo del mondo. La forma dello sguardo nella pittura di Gerhard Richter, Venice 2011, p. 97
Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1988-1994, Vol. IV, Ostfildern 2015, no. 736-6, p. 360, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Theory has nothing to do with a work of art. Pictures which are interpretable, and which contain a meaning, are bad pictures. A picture presents itself as the Unmanageable, the Illogical, the Meaningless. It demonstrates the endless multiplicity of aspects; it takes away our certainty, because it deprives a thing of its meaning and its name. It shows us the thing in all the manifold significance and infinite variety that preclude the emergence of any single meaning and view.”
Gerhard Richter
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