Sale: 534 / Contemporary Art Day Sale, Dec. 09. 2022 in Munich Lot 201

 

201
Gerhard Richter
Vermalung (Grau), 1971.
Oilpaint, inpainted with the fingers, on synthe...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 63,250

(incl. surcharge)
Vermalung (Grau). 1971.
Oilpaint, inpainted with the fingers, on synthetic paper.
Butin 45. Verso signed, dated and numbered. From a series of 150 unique objects (of which 20 destroyed). 39.8 x 39.8 cm (15.6 x 15.6 in).
Works from the series differ iIn terms of the manually applied lines, which make each copy unique.
• Unique character.
• The "Vermalungen" (Inpaintings) are a key theme in Richter's art of the early 1970s.
• In these work Richter tries out and analyses an abstract gestural painting
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Italy (since 2010).

LITERATURE: Gerhard Richter. Editionen 1965-1993, ex. cat. Kunsthalle Bremen, October 24 - November 21, 1993, with a catalogue raisonné of the editions, cat. no. 37, p. 118, with illu. (different copy).
Dorotheum, Vienna, auction on November 25, 2010, lot 1168.

In his "Vermalungen" (Inpaintings), created as editions in various versions between 1971 and 1973, the painting of the entire surface results in "a chaos of endless movements, so that the strips of color drawn across all canvases are inextricably intertwined. The movements seem to have no beginning and no end, they do not obey to any comprehensible rhythm and form no coloristic system. [..]" (Butin, p. 34). Despite this inner, apparently final interdependence, each individual part undergoes a metamorphosis and becomes an independent work free from the original context, after the separation of the entire work. [SM]



201
Gerhard Richter
Vermalung (Grau), 1971.
Oilpaint, inpainted with the fingers, on synthe...
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 36,800
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 63,250

(incl. surcharge)