Sale: 452 / A private collection, Dec. 10. 2016 in Munich Lot 782

 

782
Gerhard Richter
Ohne Titel, 1999.
Color photograph
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 77,500 / $ 77.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Ohne Titel. 1999.
Oil over Color photograph, on original backing board.
Signed and dated "30. Nov. 1999" on backing board. Verso of backing board once more signed and dated. On photo paper. 10 x 14.8 cm (3.9 x 5.8 in). Backing board: 32,7 x 41,5 cm (12,8 x 16,3 in).

This work is registered in the online catalog of overpainted photographs. The release of a comprehensive catalog of Gerhard Richter's overpainted photographs is scheduled for 2017.

PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich (verso of backing board with the gallery label).

EXHIBITION: Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen 17 October 2008 - 18 January 2009/Centre de la photographie Genève, Geneva 29 January - 29 March 2009, cat. p. 382 (with colro illu.).

Gerhard Richter made this over-painted photograph in late 1999. As usual, the composition is based on a snapshot in the format of a photo-print that is largely covered by abstract structures in oil. The method of a sloped wiping leads to a flamy flickering formation: forms and range of colors create an impression of a blaze. In combination with the motif – a wall of a house, a lawn and an abandoned garden chair – the observer is subliminally set into a state of disconcertment. The reality of a photograph that could come from the life of nearly everyone is taken to another level through the abstract color streaks. With non-representational means Richter creates a new reality that captures the observer emotionally.



782
Gerhard Richter
Ohne Titel, 1999.
Color photograph
Estimate:
€ 20,000 / $ 20,000
Sold:
€ 77,500 / $ 77.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)