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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