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4096 Farben
1974 | Lacquer Canvas
254×254 cm | 6.45 m²
USD 1*** - 2***
Description Property from an Esteemed Private Collection Gerhard Richter b. 1932 4096 colors signed, titled, dated 1974 and numbered 359 (on the reverse) lacquer on canvas 100 by 100 in. 254 by 254 cm. Executed in 1974. Provenance Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Munich Private Collection, New York Wilkens-Jacobs Gallery, Cologne Jerry and Emily Spiegel, New York (acquired from the above) Christie's, New York, 11 May 2004, lot 34 (consigned by the above) Acquired from the above sale by the present ownerLiterature Wolfgang Max Faust and Gerd de Vries, "Gerhard Richter," Hunger for Pictures, Cologne, 1982, no. 10, illustrated in color Peter M. Bode, "Always different, always himself," Das Kunstmagazin, May 1983, pp. 52-53, illustrated in color Ulrich Loock and Denys Zacharopoulos, Gerhard Richter , Munich, 1985, p. 67, illustrated in color Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, “Gerhard Richter,” Flash Art , January 1985, p. 49 Jürgen Harten, ed., Gerhard Richter: Paintings 1962-1985, Cologne, 1986, no. 359, pp. 38, 385, illustrated in color, p. 180 exh. Cat., New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gerhard Richter: Paintings , 1987, pp. 5-6 exh. Cat., Hamburg, Galerie Vera Munro, ranking. Order must be, but is being order? , 1990, n.p. Michael Hübl, “Gerhard Richter,” Holbein Art Forum , 1990/1991, no. 20, p. 72, illustrated in color Saint Louis Art Museum, Summer Bulletin, Gerhard Richter, Summer 1992, p. 16, illustrated Angelica Thill, et. al., Gerhard Richter Catalog Raisonné: 1962 - 1993, Vol. III, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1993, no. 359, p. 166, illustrated in color Briony Fer, On Abstract Art, New Haven, 1997, p. 160 exh. Cat., Italy, Prato, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Gerhard Richter, 1999, pp. 15, 28 exh. Cat., Dallas Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter in Dallas Collections, 2000, p. 4 Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Painter, Cologne, 2002, pp. 230-231, 268 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 8 May 2004, p. 47, illustrated in color Spike , October 2004, p. 86, illustrated in color exh. Cat., Albertinum, Dresden State Art Collections and New Masters Gallery, Gerhard Richter, August 2004 - January 2005, p. 98, illustrated in color (on the cover) (detail) and pp. 25, 68 exh. Cat., Dresden, Galerie Neue Meister Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Opening Gerhard Richter Rooms, March - November 2005, no. 359, illustrated in color exh. Cat., Burgdorf, Museum Franz Gertsch, Gerhard Richter: Without Color , 2005, pp. 90-91, illustrated in color Klaus Honnef, "He's Always Already There," Die Welt, 15 February 2005, p. 27, illustrated Reinhard Ermen, “Record, Develop, Enlarge! Gerhard Richter,” Kunstforum International, no. 175, April/May 2005, p. 284, illustrated in color Helmut Friedel, Gerhard Richter: Atlas, Cologne, 2006, p. 14 N.N., “Ageless Genius,” DER SPIEGEL , 5 February 2007, p. 158, illustrated in color Uta and Robert Winterhager, "Light and Colors," Die Bauwell, 1 October 2007, p. 3 Joseph Marioni, "Only a worldly festival," Kölner Stadt - Anzeiger, 30 December 2007, p. 31, illustrated in color (detail) Workbook, Navi Mathematics 5, Troisdorf, 2008, p. 63, illustrated in color Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, "What connects the Tetschen Altar, the Brooklyn Crucifixion and the south transept window of Cologne Cathedral?" Thinking in pictures: 31 positions on art, museum and science, Berlin, 2008, pp. 201-202, illustrated in color Dietmar Elger and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds., Gerhard Richter: Text , Cologne, 2008, pp. 526-527 Angelika Kindermann, "A Bit Overwhelmed," Das Kunstmagazin, January 2008, p. 106, illustrated in color Mischa Kuball, “Pulsschlag des Lichts,” Kölner Stadt – Anzeiger, 3 January 2008, p. 23, illustrated in color Alex Stock, “Respectful in the Gloss,” Kölner Stadt - Anzeiger, 17 January 2008, p. 30, illustrated Friedhelm Mennekes, "The cathedral tolerates the foreign body," Kölner Stadt - Anzeiger, 29 January 2008, p. 21 Alexander Smoltczyk, “God's Holy Fool,” DER SPIEGEL, 5 May 2008, p. 84, illustrated in color Martin Gayford, “Behind the Pictures,” Telegraph Magazine, 20 September 2008, p. 59 exh. Cat., London, Serpentine Gallery, Gerhard Richter: 4900 Colours, 2008, pp. 121, 125 exh. Cat., Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Gerhard Richter: Abstract Paintings , 2008, p. 136 Julia Friedrich, Gray without reason: Gerhard Richter's monochromies as a challenge to the artistic avant-garde, Cologne, 2009, p. 154 Dietmar Elger and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds., Gerhard Richter Writings: 1961-2007 , Cologne, 2009, pp. 517-518 Julia Friedrich, Gray without reason: Gerhard Richter's monochromies as a challenge to the artistic avant-garde, Cologne, 2009, p. 154 Helmut Heinze, The Cologne Cathedral window in the work of the painter Gerhard Richter, Leipzig, 2009, p. 27, illustrated in color Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter, Paris, 2010, p. 175, illustrated in color exh. Cat., Germany, Pulsnitz, gallery in the Ernst-Rietschel-Haus, Gerhard Richter: Survey , 2010, p. 18 Barbara Glasner and Petra Schmidt, eds., Chroma: Design, Architecture & Art in Color, Basel/Boston/Berlin, 2010, pp. 298-299, illustrated in color Christin Klaus, Lux et color: Gerhard Richter's Cologne cathedral window in the context of contemporary sacred glass windows, Marburg, 2011, pp. 35, 63-64, 78 Tate Modern, Gerhard Richter: Panorama , 2011, 7:03, illustrated in color (video) (online) Emanuele Garbin, Il bordo del mondo: La forma dello sguardo nella pittura di Gerhard Richter, Venice, 2011, p. 169, illustrated in color Rogier Ormeling, “Gerhard Richter: En het onvatbare,” Tableau Fine Arts Magazine , August/September 2011, p. 22, illustrated in color Stefano Castelli, "Gerhard Richter, Cinico e Liberale," Arte, October 2011, p. 98, illustrated in color Adrian Searle, "Tenderness and Terror," The Guardian, 4 October 2011, p. 20, illustrated in color Alexandra Wach, "Refresher course for painting reflections," Die Welt, 15 October 2011, p. 28 Nicholas Serota, “I Have Nothing to Say and I'm Saying It,” Artco , no. 231, December 2011, p. 119, illustrated in color New and Old National Gallery, Gerhard Richter: Panorama, 2012, 15:28, illustrated in color (video) (online) Julia Franck, "Speech for Gerhard Richter," Gerhard Richter Archive, Dresden, 2012, p. 13 exh. Cat., Germany, Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum, dot. Systems: From Pointillism to the Pixel, 2012, p. 141 Hubertus Butin, "Notes on Gerhard Richter's Cologne Cathedral Window," Colonia Romanica: Yearbook of the Promotion Association of Romanic Churches in Cologne, vol. XXVII, 2012, pp. 70-71, illustrated in color Martin Papenbrock and Norbert Schneider, eds., Art and Politics. Yearbook of the Guernica Society, Cologne, 2012, vol. 14, p. 44 Susanna Partsch, Who's Afraid of Red, Blue, Yellow? , Munich, 2012, p. 159, illustrated in color Udo Kittelmann, "Only the work counts!," Spk magazin, no. 1, 2012, p. 9, illustrated in color (detail) Nicola Kuhn, "What only a picture can do," Der Tagesspiegel, 8 February 2012, p. 19, illustrated in color Anja Lösel, "Der Handwerker," Stern, 9 February 2012, pp. 122-123, illustrated in color Gregor Quack, "A Big Window to the World of Judges," Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntags Zeitung, 12 February 2012, p. 26, illustrated in color Electronic Beats, Spring 2012, pp. 44-45, illustrated in color (detail) Martin Gayford, “Through a Camera, Darkly,” MIT Technology Review , March/April 2012, pp. 74-75 Luk Lambrecht, "Gerhard Richter: Panorama à la Nationalgalerie de Berlin. Leçons de peinture, d'exposition et de Beauté," Flux News, April - June 2012, p. 6 Isabelle Graw, "The Gray Haze of Subjectivity: About Gerhard Richter in the New National Gallery, Berlin," Texts on Art, June 2012, p. 234 Judd Tully, “The Ascent of Gerhard Richter,” Art + Auction , June 2012, p. 94, illustrated in color Ulrike Determann, Bridget Limper and Stephanie Host, eds. etc. al., Elementary School Art, no. 49, April 2012, p. 17, illustrated in color exh. Cat., Dresden, Dresden State Art Collections, Gerhard Richter: Stripes & Glass, 2013-2014, p. 35 Florian Klinger, Theory of Form: Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Pragmatic Age, Munich, 2013, p. 57 Monika Jenni-Preihs, Gerhard Richter and the history of Germany, Vienna/Berlin, 2013, pp. 240-241, p. 137, illustrated in color Luk Lambrecht, “Gerhard Richter à l'Albertinum de Dresden,” Flux News , no. 63, January - March 2014, p. 21 exh. Cat., London, Marian Goodman Gallery, Gerhard Richter, 2014, p. 10 exh. Cat., London, Dominique Lévy Gallery, Gerhard Richter: Color Charts, 2015-2016, pp. 12, 26, 128 exh. Cat., Germany, Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm Hack Museum, How to live? Images of the Future from Malevich to Fujimoto, 2015, p. 176 exh. Cat., Germany, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Reality and the Divine - From the Deutschherrenhaus to the Ludwig Museum 1216 - 2016, 2016, p. 59 exh. Cat., Moscow, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Gerhard Richter: Abstraction and Appearance , 2016, pp. 21, 38, 48, 59 Darryn Ansted, The Artwork of Gerhard Richter: Painting, critical theory and cultural transformation , London, 2016, p. 147, 149 exh. Cat., Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Elective Affinities: German Art since the Late 1960s , 2016, p. 184 Gerhard Büttner, Church to be as communio: The new church window in the southern transept of Cologne Cathedral by Gerhard Richter, Münster, 2015, p. 91 Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Deceptive Transparency, Chicago 2016, p. 75 Gerhard Richter and Stefan Koldehoff, "Gerhard Richter's Early Polemic Against Abstraction," Grisebach, Das Journal , no. 6, 2016, p. 19 exh. Cat., Germany, Museum Wiesbaden (and traveling), Gerhard Richter: About Painting/ Early Pictures, 2017, p. 23 Dietmar Elger, ed., Gerhard Richter: Catalog Raisonné, Volume 2: Nos. 199-388, 1968-1976, Ostfildern, 2017, no. 359, illustrated in color (on the cover), pp. 592-594, illustrated in color Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter, Painter, Tokyo, 2017, no. 10, illustrated in color Helmut Heinze, "Coincidence and Measures," Dresdner Latest News, 9 February 2017, p. 9, illustrated in color Corinna Belz and Jason Edward Kaufman, “Richter on Film (interview),” Luxury Magazine, Spring 2017, p. 227 exh. Cat., Potsdam, Museum Barberini, Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, 2018, p. 41 Gerhard Richter and Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Nothing Works Without Faith,” The Richter Interviews, London, 2019, pp. 67, illustrated in color and p. 70, 73 Armin Second, Gerhard Richter: Life and Work. When painting, thinking is painting , Munich, 2019, pp. 93, 177, illustrated in color and p. 94 Klaus Honnef, Gerhard Richter , Cologne, 2019, p. 85, illustrated in color and p. 4 exh. Cat., New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, 2020, p. 90 exh. Cat., Beverly Hills, Gagosian, Gerhard Richter: Cage Paintings, 2020, pp. 23, 27-28, illustrated in color Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Gerhard Richter,” Gagosian , Spring 2021, p. 31 Gerhard Richter and Hans Ulrich Obrist, “Interview,” Gagosian , Spring 2021, p. 36 Reinhard Hoeps, ed., Art and Religion, vol. IV, Paderborn, 2021, p. 471, illustrated in color "Gerhard Richter," Bijutsu techo, July 2022, p. 44, illustrated in color Flaminio Gualdoni, Judge: Arte Contemporanea i Protagonisti, Milan, 2022, pp. 9, 72 Gerhard Richter, London, ongoing, no. 359, illustrated in color (online) Exhibited Cologne, Galerie Wilkens-Jacobs, Gerhard Richter: Color Fields, October 1984 Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gerhard Richter : Paintings , April 1988 - May 1989, pl. 37, p. 77, illustrated in color and p. 92 Des Moines Art Center, Shifting Visions: O'Keeffe - Guston - Richter, October 1998 - January 1999, p. 58, illustrated in color Düsseldorf, K20 art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia and Munich, municipal gallery in the Lenbachhaus and art building, Gerhard Richter, February - May 2005, no. 359, p. 161, illustrated in color Japan, Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and Japan, Sakura-shi, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Gerhard Richter: Painting as Mirror , September 2005 - January 2006, no. 359, p. 45, illustrated in color (in installation) and p. 168 Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Gerhard Richter - Coincidence, The Cologne Cathedral Window And 4900 Colors, August 2007 - January 2008, p. 59, illustrated in color and pp. 77, 128 New York, The Museum of Modern Art and Tate Liverpool, Color Chart: Reinventing Color from 1950 to Today , March 2008 - September 2009 (traveled to Liverpool only) London, Tate Modern; Berlin, New and Old National Gallery, State Museums in Berlin; and Paris, Center National d'art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou, Gerhard Richter: Panorama , October 2011 - September 2012, pp. 87, 203, 251, 297 and p. 117, illustrated in color (London); illustrated in color (on the cover), pp. 87, 203, 252, 297 and p. 117, illustrated in color (Berlin); pp. 87, 203, 252, 297 and pp. 117, 161, illustrated in color (Paris) (traveled to London and Berlin only) Turin, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Colori: L'emozione dei COLORI nell'arte, March - July 2017, p. 183, illustrated in color
Auction date:
18 May 2023
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