50 Years New in Asia

Richter’s Abstraktes Bild

Hong Kong | 5 October

Shimmering with emerald greens, sapphire blues and piercing reds, Abstraktes Bild from 1994 is an iridescent masterwork from Gerhard Richter’s epic cycle of Abstraktes Bild paintings. The regal, jewel-tone palette; harmonious equilibrium of colour and line; and deft handling of paint which both soothes and excites are emblematic of the work Richter produced during this period of great personal success and contentment in the early 1990s. The present work in particular recalls the work of Monet and his Nymphéas, not only in its serene palette of green and blue with its flashes of pinks that summon the images of waterlilies and their reflections, but also in the creation of a spatially ambiguous work that shifts between figuration and abstraction. This mesmerising work will be featured in Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction on 5 October 2023 in the Hong Kong Autumn Sale, presented in partnership with Qatar Executive.

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