Calculated Chaos: Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild

Hong Kong | 7 October 2022

Abstraktes Bild, executed in 1990, is a breathtaking masterwork of Gerhard Richter’s epic cycle of Abstraktes Bild paintings that the artist has produced since the 1980s. Belonging to the concise 725 series of just five works, which includes examples currently housed in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (725-3) and on loan at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (725-5), this museum-quality work is a paragon of the artist’s most arresting and seductive language of abstraction. One of Richter’s most stylistically stunning works, it measures in excess of two by two metres, thereby functioning on a monumental scale and enveloping the viewer entirely and irresistibly into its chromatic expanse.

Sotheby's Hong Kong 2022 Autumn Modern and Contemporary Evening Auctions are presented in partnership with Morgan Stanley.

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