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Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Lot 18: GERHARD RICHTER | Portrait Schmela

Sotheby's

July 1, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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Description

oil on canvas

Dimensions

100 by 130cm.; 39 3/8 by 51 1/8 in.

Medium

oil on canvas

Condition Report

Colour: The colour in the printed catalogue is fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly warmer in the original. Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are a few minute fly spots in isolated places and two spots of media accretion to the extreme left edge and to the shirt of the bottom right portrait. Close inspection reveals a few associated hairline cracks and a minute pinhole towards the centre of the extreme left edge. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a spot of in-painting in the white border towards the lower edge to the left of the far right portrait.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Exhibited

Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Zeitgenossen: Das Gesicht unserer Gesellschaft im Spiegel der heutigen Kunst, 1970, n.p., no. 172, illustrated

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, '60 '80: Attitudes, Concepts, Images, 1982, p. 195, no. 1, illustrated

Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Brennpunkt Düsseldorf. Joseph Beuys, Die Akademie, Der allgemeine Aufbruch, 1962-1987, 1987, p. 13, illustrated

Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Fundació Caixa de Pensions, Punt de confluència – Joseph Beuys, Düsseldorf 1962-1987, 1988, p. 19, illustrated 

Dusseldorf, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; and Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Gerhard Richter, 2005, p. 108, no. 37-1, illustrated

London, National Portrait Gallery, Gerhard Richter Portraits: Painting Appearances, 2009, p. 110, illustrated

Hamburg, Bucerius Kunst Forum, Gerhard Richter: Bilder einer Epoche, 2011, pp. 144 and 201, no. 28, illustrated in colour

Literature

Anon, ‘Colazione con Porcellana’, Domus, Architettura Arredamento Arte, No. 437, April 1966, n.p., installation view

Anja Thomas-Netik, Gerhard Richter: Mögliche Aspekte eines postmodernen Bewusstseins, Essen 1986, p. 205, no. 22, illustrated

Jürgen Harten, Gerhard Richter: Bilder 1962-1985, Cologne 1986, p. 19, no. 37-1, illustrated

Hubertus Butin, Zu Richters Oktober-Bildern, Cologne 1991, p. 23 (text) 

Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Gallery, Gerhard Richter, 1991, p. 15 (text)

Angelika Thill, et. al., Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993, Vol. III, Ostfildern-Ruit 1993, n.p., no. 37-1, illustrated in colour

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Maler, Cologne 2002, p. 99, no. 37-1, illustrated; and Cologne 2008, p. 92, illustrated

Reinhard Ermen, ‘Aufnehmen, Entwickeln,Vergrössern! Gerhard Richter’, Kunstforum International, No. 175, April/May 2005, p. 286 (text)

Stefan Gronert, Ed., Gerhard Richter: Portraits, Ostfildern-Ruit 2006, n.p., no. 55, illustrated

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: A Life in Painting, London 2009, p. 75, illustrated

Robert Storr, Gerhard Richter: The Cage Paintings, London 2009, p. 43, illustrated

Dietmar Elger, PATRIMONIA 344: Porträt Dr. Knobloch. Gerhard Richter’s Malerei als Schein, Berlin 2009, p. 15, no. 4, illustrated

Julia Friedrich, Grau ohne Grund: Gerhard Richter’s Monochromien als Herausforderung der künstlerischen Avantgarde, Cologne 2009, pp. 147-48 (text)

Francis Hodgson, ‘Maximum Exposure’, Financial Times, 2 May 2009, p. 10 (text)

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter, Paris 2010, p. 57, illustrated in colour

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter in der Dresdner Galerie, Dresden 2010, p. 16 (text)

Hubertus Butin, Gerhard Richter: Volker Bradke, Cologne 2010, p. 15, illustrated in colour

Brigitte Kölle, Es geht voran: Kunst der 80er: Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive, Dusseldorf 2010, p. 44, illustrated in colour

Exhibition Catalogue, Dusseldorf, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Faszinierende Dokumente – Künstler in Aktion, 2011, p. 149, no. 162, installation view 

Dietmar Elger, Gerhard Richter: Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1968, Vol. I, Ostfildern 2013, pp. 112-13, no. 37-1, illustrated in colour

Exhibition Catalogue, Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Gerhard Richter: Pictures/Series, 2014, p. 20, illustrated 

Provenance

Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf 

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in the late 1960s

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July 1, 2015, 7:00 PM GMT

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