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Property of a Private Important Collection

Gerhard Richter

Study for Clouds (Contre-jour)

Auction Closed

June 29, 07:06 PM GMT


6,000,000 - 8,000,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property of a Private Important Collection

Gerhard Richter

b. 1932

Study for Clouds (Contre-jour)

signed Richter, dated XI.70 and numbered 276 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

80 by 100 cm. 31½ by 39⅜ in.

Executed in 1970.






款識:藝術家簽名 Richter、紀年XI.70並標記276(背面)


80 x 100 公分;31 ½ x 39 ⅜ 英寸


Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne

Private Collection, Germany

Sotheby’s London, 26 June 2002, lot 12 (consigned by the above) 

Simon C. Dickinson Ltd., London (acquired directly from the above) 

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Ulrich Loock and Denys Zacharopoulos, Gerhard Richter, Munich, 1985, p. 33, illustrated in colour

Wilfred W. Dickhoff, “Gerhard Richter. Malen ist eine moralische Handlung,” Wolkenkratzer Art Journal, April – June 1985, pp. 38-39, illustrated in colour (incorrectly illustrated)

Exh. Cat. (and catalogue raisonné), Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (and travelling), Gerhard Richter: Bilder/Paintings 1962-1985, 1986, p. 124, no. 276, illustrated

Exh. Cat. (and catalogue raisonné), Bonn, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Gerhard Richter: 1962-1993, Vol. III, 1993, n.p., no. 276, illustrated in colour

Gerhard Richter and Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Gerhard Richter. La construzione dell’immagine come uno specchio frantumato,” Flash Art, June/July 1995, p. 79, illustrated in colour

Anon.,"Auktions Barometer," Weltkunst Moderne, October 2002, p. 17, illustrated in colour

Helmut Friedel and Robert Storr, Gerhard Richter. Rot, Gelb, Blau. Die Gemälde für BMW, Munich, 2007, p. 14, illustrated in colour

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter, Paris, 2010, p. 138, illustrated in colour 

Johannes Stückelberger, “Der Himmel als Zufall – Gerhard Richter,” Wolkenbilder. Deutungen des Himmels in der Moderne, Munich, 2010, p. 319, illustrated

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1968-1976, Vol. II, Berlin, 2017, p. 237, no. 276, illustrated in colour

Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister and Staatliche Kunstsammlugen Dresden, Gerhard Richter im Albertinum Dresden, August 2004 – January 2005, pp. 21 and 67, illustrated in colour; illustrated in colour on the cover 

Dusseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Gerhard Richter, February – August 2005, p. 148, illustrated in colour 

Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art; Sakura, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter. Painting as Mirror, September 2005 – January 2006, p. 44, illustrated in colour

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter. German Paintings, October 2006 – April 2007, p. 77, illustrated in colour; illustrated in colour on the cover

Beijing; National Art Museum of China, Gerhard Richter. Bilder 1963 – 2007, May – July 2008, p. 95, illustrated in colour

Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland; Vienna, The Albertina Museum, Gerhard Richter. Works from Private a Collection, May 2008 – May 2009, p. 84, illustrated in colour

London, Pace Gallery, A Strong, Sweet Smell of Incense: A Portrait of Robert Fraser, February – March 2015, p. 111, illustrated in colour

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, March – July 2020, p. 131, illustrated in colour