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Gerhard Richter, ‘Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
Gerhard Richter, ‘Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
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Gerhard Richter

Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV, 2015

Colour silkscreen on plastic under float glass
15 2/5 × 15 2/5 in
39 × 39 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£10,000 - 15,000
Location
Bristol
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Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

In the late 1990s, Gerhard Richter was asked to create a work for the monumental wall in the West …

In the late 1990s, Gerhard Richter was asked to create a work for the monumental wall in the West Hall of the German Bundestag. After spending a year trying to develop images for the politically charged building he created an almost 70 foot work that consists of 6 large enameled glass surfaces in red, black and gold, …

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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, ‘Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
Gerhard Richter, ‘Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV’, 2015, Lougher Contemporary
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About the work
Provenance
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

In the late 1990s, Gerhard Richter was asked to create a work for the monumental wall in the West …

In the late 1990s, Gerhard Richter was asked to create a work for the monumental wall in the West Hall of the German Bundestag. After spending a year trying to develop images for the politically charged building he created an almost 70 foot work that consists of 6 large enameled glass surfaces in red, black and gold, …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered verso on edition label
Gerhard Richter
German, b. 1932
Follow

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

Schwartz-Rot-Gold IV, 2015

Colour silkscreen on plastic under float glass
15 2/5 × 15 2/5 in
39 × 39 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£10,000 - 15,000
Location
Bristol
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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