GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
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GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))

Estimate: 9,000,000 - 12,000,000 GBP
Property from an Important Private Collection, USA

GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))

Estimate: 9,000,000 - 12,000,000 GBP
Lot sold:10,449,000GBP

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection, USA

GERHARD RICHTER

b. 1932

WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))


i., ii., iii., signed with the artist’s initial and numbered 266 on the reverse

iv. signed, dated 1970 and numbered 266 on the reverse

oil on canvas, in four parts

Each: 200 by 100 cm. 78¾ by 39⅜ in.

Overall: 200 by 400 cm.  157 3/8 by 78 3/4 in.

Condition Report

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Provenance

Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich

Ulbricht Collection, Dusseldorf

Achenbach Art Consulting, Dusseldorf

Frieder Burda, Baden Baden

Christie’s, New York, 18 November 1997, Lot 126

The Essl Collection, Vienna (acquired at the above sale)

Christie’s, London, Essl: 44 Works, 13 October 2014, Lot 10 (consigned by the above)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

R. Block, Graphik des Kapitalistischen Realismus, Berlin 1971, p. 39, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Venice, German Pavilion, XXXVI Biennale Internationale dell'Arte, 1972, p. 72, illustrated

Exh. Cat. (and catalogue raisonné), Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (and travelling), Gerhard Richter: Bilder/Paintings 1962-1985, 1986, p. 119, no. 266, illustrated in colour

A. Zweite, in Gerhard Richter, Atlas, Munich 1989, p. 13 (text)

Exh. Cat. (and catalogue raisonné), Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Gerhard Richter: 1962-1993, Vol. III, 1993-94, n.p., no. 266, illustrated in colour

Anon., 'Sammlung Essl', Parnass. Sonderheft, Vol. 16, No. 99, Vienna 1999, p. 115, illustrated in colour

A. Rorimer, New Art in the 60s and 70s, Redefining Reality, London 2001, pp. 51-52 (text)

J. Hofleitner, ‘Ende des Dornröschenschlafs: Fotosammlungen in Österreich’, Parnass, September – October 2002, p. 84, illustrated in colour

Exh. Cat., Aarau, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Wolkenbilder. Die Erfindung des Himmels, 2005, p. 168, illustrated in colour

P. Kaiser, 'The Recollection Issue - The Essl Collection', in Parabol SE-1, 2007, pp. 39-40, illustrated in colour

J. Benhamou-Huet, ‘Karlheinz Essl’, Global Collectors. Collectionneurs du monde, Paris and Bordeaux 2008, pp. 140-41, illustrated in colour

J. Stückelberger, 'Der Himmel als Zufall - Gerhard Richter’, Wolkenbilder, Deutungen des Himmels in der Moderne, Munich 2010, p. 331, illustrated

N. Scheyerer, ‘Bilder für BauMax’, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, September 2014, p. 13, illustrated in colour

D. Elger, Ed., Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1968-1976, Vol. II, Berlin 2017, p. 220, no. 266, illustrated in colour


Exhibited

Bonn, Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn; Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf; and Graz, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Sammlung Ulbricht, February 1982 – October 1983, p. 29, illustrated in colour

Goslar, Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, Gerhard Richter: Goslaer Kaiserringträger, September – December 1988

Hamburg, Kunstverein Hamburg, Landschaftsbilder, January – March 1989, p. 66, illustrated

Bonn, Ministerium für Bundesangelegenheiten des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen; Leipzig, Museum der Bildenden Künste und Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst; and Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, Zeitzeichen. Stationen Bildender Kunst in Nordrhein-Westfalen, September 1989 – March 1990, p. 86, no. 138, illustrated in colour

Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Gerhard Richter, September – December 1995

Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Sammlung Frieder Burda: Gerhard Richter. Sigmar Polke. Arnulf Rainer, September – November 1996, pp. 30-31, no. 18, illustrated in colour

Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl - The First View, November 1999 – October 2000, pp. 156-57, illustrated in colour

Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Permanent 01: Werke aus der Sammlung Essl, November – February 2000

Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Augenblick - Foto, February – June 2002, pp. 118-19, illustrated in colour

Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Passion for Art: 35th Anniversary of the Essl Collection, Vol. II, March – August 2007, pp. 220-21, illustrated in colour

Klosterneuburg, Essl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, Baselitz Bis Lassnig: Meisterhafte Bilder, February – May 2008, pp. 12 and 154-55, illustrated in colour; p. 12 (detail)

Vienna, Leopold Museum, Wolken: Welt des Flüchtigen, March – July 2013, p. 285, illustrated in colour

GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
Property from an Important Private Collection, USA
GERHARD RICHTER | WOLKEN (FENSTER) (CLOUDS (WINDOW))
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