Sale: 497 / Limited Editions, Dec. 06. 2019 in Munich Lot 31

Gerhard Richter
Goldberg-Variationen, 1984.
€ 50,000 - 70,000

$ 55,000 - 77,000

Lot description
Goldberg-Variationen. 1984.
Multiple . Oil on record.
Butin 60. Signed, dated and numbered on a label in center on verso. From an edition of 100 hand-painted copies. Diameter: 30.1 cm (11.8 in).
Wirhout record sleeve.
Unique object.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Canada.

Called up: December 6, 2019 - ca. 16.31 h +/- 20 min.

The basis of this uniquely shaped abstract work by Gerhard Richter is an album with Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Goldberg Variations in the recognized adaptation of the famous Canadian pianist Glenn Gould from 1982. 50 copies from the complete edition of 100 were made as Richter's contribution for the portfolio "Hommage à Cladders", published by Museumsverein Mönchengladbach in 1984. The edition comprises contributions from 17 other artists, among them Gotthard Graubner and Joseph Beuys. The 50 additional copies were sold individually. Owing to Richter's individual painting, which makes each copy a unique object, works from this remarkable edition are among the artist's most sought-after works on the international market. [SM]

Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Gerhard Richter "Goldberg-Variationen"
This lot can only be purchased subject to regular taxation.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.