Auctions and Exhibitions

Richter’s Abstraktes Bild Provides a Portal into the Sublime

New York | 12 May

Join Sotheby’s specialist Lucius Elliott as he intimately regards Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, 1992, coming to auction from the illustrious collection of Mrs. John L Marion. The work was created squarely within the heyday of Richter’s abstract period, and several years after he abandoned the paintbrush for the squeegee. The result is a luscious and rich work that reveals layer upon layer of color, “as if excavated from beneath the canvas and pigment.”

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