Gerhard Richter, ‘Cage Grid (Teil A)’, 2011, SmithDavidson Gallery
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Gerhard Richter

Cage Grid (Teil A), 2011

Giclée print on paper mounted on aluminium
29 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
75 × 75 cm
Edition 1/4 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Amsterdam, Miami, Ciudad de Mexico
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SmithDavidson Gallery
Amsterdam, Miami, +1 more

Giclée print of a detail of the painting Cage 6 [CR: 897-6], single part A

Medium
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated on reverse
Image rights
Courtesy SmithDavidson Gallery
Gerhard Richter
German, b. 1932
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Gerhard Richter is known for a prolific and stylistically varied exploration of the medium of painting, often incorporating and exploring the visual effects of photography. “I like everything that has no style: dictionaries, photographs, nature, myself and my paintings,” he says. “Because style is violent, and I am not violent.” In the early 1960s, Richter began to create large-scale photorealist copies of black-and-white photographs rendered in a range of grays, and innovated a blurred effect (sometimes deemed “photographic impressionism”) in which portions of his compositions appear smeared or softened—paradoxically reproducing photographic effects and revealing his painterly hand. With heavily textured abstract gray monochromes, Richter introduced abstraction into his practice, and he has continued to move freely between figuration and abstraction, producing geometric “Colour Charts”, bold, gestural abstractions, and “Photo Paintings” of anything from nudes, flowers, and cars to landscapes, architecture, and scenes from Nazi history. Richter absorbed a range of influences, from Caspar David Friedrich and Roy Lichtenstein to Art Informel and Fluxus.

Gerhard Richter, ‘Cage Grid (Teil A)’, 2011, SmithDavidson Gallery
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About the work
Exhibition history
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SmithDavidson Gallery
Amsterdam, Miami, +1 more

Giclée print of a detail of the painting Cage 6 [CR: 897-6], single part A

Medium
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated on reverse
Image rights
Courtesy SmithDavidson Gallery
Gerhard Richter
German, b. 1932
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Gerhard Richter is known for a prolific and stylistically varied exploration of the medium of painting, often incorporating and exploring the visual effects of photography. “I like everything that has no style: dictionaries, photographs, nature, myself and my paintings,” he says. “Because style is violent, and I am not violent.” In the early 1960s, Richter began to create large-scale photorealist copies of black-and-white photographs rendered in a range of grays, and innovated a blurred effect (sometimes deemed “photographic impressionism”) in which portions of his compositions appear smeared or softened—paradoxically reproducing photographic effects and revealing his painterly hand. With heavily textured abstract gray monochromes, Richter introduced abstraction into his practice, and he has continued to move freely between figuration and abstraction, producing geometric “Colour Charts”, bold, gestural abstractions, and “Photo Paintings” of anything from nudes, flowers, and cars to landscapes, architecture, and scenes from Nazi history. Richter absorbed a range of influences, from Caspar David Friedrich and Roy Lichtenstein to Art Informel and Fluxus.

Gerhard Richter

Cage Grid (Teil A), 2011

Giclée print on paper mounted on aluminium
29 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
75 × 75 cm
Edition 1/4 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Amsterdam, Miami, Ciudad de Mexico
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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