Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 208

 

208
Gerhard Richter
Goldberg-Variationen, 1984.
Multiple. Oil on a record
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 76,250 / $ 88.450

(incl. surcharge)
Goldberg-Variationen. 1984.
Multiple. Oil on a record.
Butin 60. Signed, dated and numbered on the label in the center of the B-side. Cover and jacket numbered. From an edition of 100 hand-painted copies. Diameter: 30.1 cm (11.8 in).
With jacket and cover.
• Unique object.
• Unusual image carrier.
• One of the rare complete copies with the numbered album cover and the numbered jacket
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Lower Saxony.

For this unusual work Gerhard Richter used a record of Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Goldberg Variations in the important version of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould from 1982 as image carrier for an abstarct composition. 50 from the total of 100 copies were Richter's contribution to the portfolio "Hommage à Cladders", which the Museumsverein Mönchengladbach released in 1984 to honor the former director of the Städtische Museum Mönchengladbachs. The portfolio comprised works by 17 other artists, among them Gotthard Graubner and Joseph Beuys. The other 50 copies were sold individually. Owing to their individual painting, which makes every copy a unique object, the works are among the artist's most sought-after works on the international market. [EH]



208
Gerhard Richter
Goldberg-Variationen, 1984.
Multiple. Oil on a record
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 69,600
Sold:
€ 76,250 / $ 88.450

(incl. surcharge)