Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 186

 

186
Gerhard Richter
Ohne Titel, 2015.
Oil on colorphotograph, original on backing board
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 26,000
Sold:
€ 96,250 / $ 100.100

(incl. surcharge)
Ohne Titel. 2015.
Oil on colorphotograph, original on backing board.
This work is mentioned in the online catalog of over-painted photographs. Signed in lower right and dated "20. April 2015" in lower left of the backing board. On photo paper. 12.6 x 16.7 cm (4.9 x 6.5 in). Backing board: 34,5 x 46 cm (13,5 x 18,1 in).
[AR].
• Appealing contrast between two media, between landscape photography and abstract color patterns.
• For the intimate small-format works, Gerhard Richter uses his own photos of his family and friends.
• In 1986, the first photo overpaintings were created, most of which are privately owned today.
• In 2008/09, works from this group of works will be presented to the public for the first time in a comprehensive exhibition at the Morsbroich Museum in Leverkusen
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PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.


"Looking at these overpainted little snapshot-sized paintings (..) I thought: they are so beautiful. (..) Anyway, I was delighted with the colors of the overpainting and the painting underneath, and as I continued to look, I became wistful, sad, amused, confused, amazed, and at times a sense of grievous loss came over me. A few times I laughed out loud. I was fascinated the whole time."
Siri Hustvedt, Wahrheit und Richtigkeit, quoted from: Markus Heinzelmann (ed.) Gerhard Richter. Übermalte Fotografien, Ostfildern 2008, pp. 73-74.




186
Gerhard Richter
Ohne Titel, 2015.
Oil on colorphotograph, original on backing board
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 26,000
Sold:
€ 96,250 / $ 100.100

(incl. surcharge)