Sale: 529 / Post War / Contemporary Art, June 10. 2022 in Munich Lot 180

 

180
Gerhard Richter
Frau mit Kopfhörern, 1987.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 14,560
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 71.500

(incl. surcharge)
Frau mit Kopfhörern. 1987.
Pencil drawing.
Schwarz 87/4. Lower right signed and dated "26.1.87". With the round collector stamp on the reverse. On wove paper. 29.9 x 41.2 cm (11.7 x 16.2 in), size of sheet.
With fragmentary sketches of feet on the reverse. [CH].
• Even though Richter was intensively occupied with abstarct painting in the 1980s, he also made landscapes and portraits during this time, among them famous femal portrait "Betty" (1988, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis).
• For Gerhard Richter drawings do not merely serve as studies for paintings: They are independent artworks and documents of the importance of graphic art in the 20th and 21st century.
• Other pencil drawings by Gerhard Richter from the late 1980s are at, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the British Museum, London, the Museum Brandhorst, Munich, the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M., and the Kunstmuseum Winterthur.
• Over the last couple of years Gerhard Richter's graphic art has been shown in several importnat exhibitions, for instance at the Städel Museum, Frankfurt a. M. (2019/2020), the Albertinum in Dresden (2020), the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. (2014), the Musée du Louvre, Paris (2012), and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2011)
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PROVENANCE: Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Galerie Biedermann, Munich.
Private collection Southern Germany.
Ever since family-owned.

LITERATURE: Dieter Schwarz (editor), Gerhard Richter. Zeichnungen 1964-1999 (catalog raisonné), Düsseldorf 1999, cat. no. 87/4, p. 270 (with illu., p. 270).




180
Gerhard Richter
Frau mit Kopfhörern, 1987.
Pencil drawing
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 14,560
Sold:
€ 68,750 / $ 71.500

(incl. surcharge)