Sale: 520 / Evening Sale, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 121000296

Gerhard Richter
Abdallah, 2010.
Acrylic lacquer behind glass
€ 70,000 - 90,000

$ 81,900 - 105,300

Lot description
Abdallah. 2010.
Acrylic lacquer behind glass.
Online catalog raisonné of paintings 917-59. Verso signed and dated and inscribed with the work number "917-59". 33 x 33 cm (12.9 x 12.9 in), incl. frame.

• Richter's reverse glass paintings are marvelous documents of his technical mastery and innovative power.
• With a fascinating balance between calculation and coincidence Richter creates impressive color structures on the smooth surface of the image carruier.
• Richter opens up a vast associative space with his reverse glass compositions based on a strict selection process and with Oriental titles.
• To date only 3 other paintings from the "Abdallah" series have been offered on the international auction market.
• Richter's internationally celebrated creation was honored in grand retorspective exhibitns 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: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Private collection Hesse (acquired from aforementioned).

LITERATURE: Gerhard Richter, Marian Goodman Gallery, London 2014, p. 7.
Gerhard Richter: Streifen & Glas, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden / Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Cologne 2013, pp. 29, 31 and 46.
"I am fascinated by coincidence, because everything happens coincidental. The way we are, why I wasn't born in Africa but here. It's all coincidence."
Gerhard Richter, November 2016.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Gerhard Richter "Abdallah"
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