Sale: 520 / Evening Sale, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 121000152

Gerhard Richter
Abstraktes Bild, 2001.
Oil on Alu-Dibond
€ 600,000 - 800,000

$ 702,000 - 936,000

Lot description
Abstraktes Bild. 2001.
Oil on Alu-Dibond.
Catalog raisonné of paintings 871-2. Verso signed, dated and inscribed with the work number "871-2". 50 x 72 cm (19.6 x 28.3 in).

• Richter's "Abstract Pictures", which he created with a squeegee mark the peak of his internationally highy sought-after and meanwhile completed pictorial oeuvre.
• Magnificently modulated squeegee picture in strong colors and high density, particularly captivatinmg for the visble squeegee streaks and the gently superimposed colors and motions.
• Richter's artistic process, impressively documented in the film "Gerhard Richter Painting" (2011), combines calculated and incidental elements that lead to works characterized by wonderful enchanting aesthetics.
• A year after this work offered here was made Richter's creation was honored in retrospective exhibitions at, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2002), Tate Modern, London (2013/14), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2020)

PROVENANCE: Wako Works of Art, Tokio (from the artist's studio).
Private collection Switzerland (acquired from aforementioned).
Galerie Springer & Winckler, Berlin (acquired from aforementioned).
Galerie Terminus, Munich (2006).
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from aforementioned).

EXHIBITION: Gerhard Richter: 10th anniversary 2002, Wako Works of Art, Tokio, December 12, 2002 - January 31, 2003.
Gerhard Richter: sichtweise-schichtweise, Galerie Terminus, Munich, May 30, 2006 - June 30, 2006, with illu. on p. 24.

LITERATURE: Gerhard Richter, Wako Works of Art, Tokio 2002, with illu. on p. 7.
Minoru Shimizu, Gerhard Richter, in: BT, no. 1, 2003, with illu. on pp. 124/125.
Gerhard Richter, mit einem Essay von Armin Zweite und dem Werkverzeichnis 1993-2004, published by K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf 2005, cat. no. 871-2, with illu.
Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter. Catalogue Raisonné 1994-2006, vol. 5 (no. 806-899-8), Ostfildern 2019, cat. no. 871-2, p. 378, with illu. on p. 379.
Online Catalogue Raisonné (
"Well, it is quite exciting to work like this, to destroy and build and destroy again and so forth - this is absolutely necessary, it's the only way to create. [..]"
Gerhard Richter in an interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Gerhard Richter "Abstraktes Bild"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 32%, for the share above € 500,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 500,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 500,000: for the share up to € 500,000: 25%, for the share above € 500.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

We kindly ask you to notify us before invoicing if you wish to be subject to regular taxation.

Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 2.4% including statutory sales tax.