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A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Gerhard Richter

Ema (Akt auf einer Treppe) (Ema (Nude on a Staircase))

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October 14, 07:33 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Lot Details


A Life in Art: The Mallin Collection

Gerhard Richter

b. 1932

Ema (Akt auf einer Treppe) (Ema (Nude on a Staircase))

signed Richter, dated '92 and numbered 2/12 (on the backing board) 

cibachrome photograph mounted on Alucobond 

image: 194 by 126 cm. 76⅜ by 49⅝ in.

sheet: 224 by 150 cm. 88¼ by 55⅛ in.

Executed in 1992, this work is number 2 from an edition of 12, plus 1 artist's proof.

Works from this edition reside in the collections of Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.








畫面:194 x 126 公分;76 ⅜ x 49 ⅝ 英寸

托底:224 x 140 公分;88 ¼ x 55 ⅛ 英寸



James Cohan Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1999

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Maler, Cologne, 2002, p. 145 (text)

Hubertus Butin and Stefan Gronert, Eds., Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965 – 2004, Ostfildern, 2004, pp. 93, 96 and 228, no. 80, illustrated in colour

Exh. Cat. and Catalogue Raisonné, Düsseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (and travelling), Gerhard Richter Catalogue Raisonné 1993 – 2004, 2005, p. 43 (text)

Hubertus Butin, Stefan Gronert and Thomas Olbricht, Eds., Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 – 2013, Ostfildern, 2014, pp. 122, 125-26, 130, 250 (text); p. 215, illustrated in colour

Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richer Unique Pieces in Series, Cologne, 2017, pp. 6-7 (text)

Sydney, Project Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, The 9th Biennale of Sydney: The Boundary Rider, January – March 1993 (edition no. unknown)

Denmark, Aarhaus Kunstmuseum, Strange Hotel: International Art, September – November 1993 (edition no. unknown)

Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 – 1993, October – November 1993 (edition no. unknown)

Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Painting into Photography/Photography into Painting, December 1996 – February 1997 (edition no. unknown)

Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Surrogate: The figure in Contemporary Sculpture and Photography, October 1998 – June 1999 (edition no. unknown)

Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter in Dallas Collections, February – April 2000, p. 4, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The 12th Biennale of Sydney: Sydney 2000, May – July 2000 (edition no. unknown)

Bremen, Neues Museum Weserburg, Without Hesitation: The Olbricht Collection Part 2, June 2001 – September 2001 (edition no. unknown)

Greenwich, Bruce Museum, Pleasures of Collecting: Part II. 20th Century and Contemporary Art, January – April 2003 

Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, December 2002 – March 2003 (edition no. unknown)

Biel, Kunsthaus Pasquart Centre d'art, Hess Collection – Hang zum Dissens, January – March 2003 (edition no. unknown)

Moscow, State Historical Museum, Berlin – Moscow, Moscow – Berlin: 1950 – 2000, March – June 2004 (edition no. unknown)

Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn; Switzerland, Kunstmuseum Luzern; Emden, Kunsthalle Emden; Tübingen, Kunsthalle; Salzburg, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Gerhard Richter: Printed! Druckgrafik, Foto-Editionen und Künstlerbücher, June – September 2004 (edition no. unknown)

Osaka, The National Museum of Art; Yokohama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Mirrorical Returns: Marcel Duchamp and the 20th Century Art, 2004 – 2005, p. 163, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Gerhard Richter: Painting as a Mirror, September – October 2005 (edition no. unknown)

Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, November 2006 – May 2007 (edition no. unknown)

Dusseldorf, Galerie Schönewald und Beuse, Gerhard Richter: Selected Editions, August – December 2008

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Go Figure, May – August 2009 (edition no. unknown)

Krems, Kunsthalle Krems, Lust for Life and Danse Macabre: Olbricht Collection, July – November 2010 (edition no. unknown)

Berlin, me Collectors Room, Gerhard Richter: Editions 1965 – 2011, February – May 2012 (edition no. unknown)

Turin, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Gerhard Richter: Editions from the Olbricht Collection 1965 – 2012, January – April 2013 (edition no. unknown)

Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Highlights from the Permanent Collection, 2015 – 2016 (edition no. unknown)

Essen, Museum Folkwang, Gerhard Richter: The Editions, April – July 2017, pp. 14, 48 (text) and 49, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown)

Prague, Národní galerie Praha, Gerhard Richter, April – September 2017 (edition no. unknown)

Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery, Gerhard Richer: The Life of Images, 2018 – 2019 (edition no. unknown)

Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, From Dusseldorf to Dallas: Post-War German Art in the DMA Collection, October 2018 – January 2019 (edition no. unknown)

Berlin, me Collectors room, Kirchner – Richter – Burgert, September – November 2019 (edition no. unknown)