Lot # 527
Modern & Contemporary International Art Online auction

Gerhard Richter
1932 - German

128 Fotos von einem Bild, Halifax 1978 IV (128 Details from a Picture, Halifax 1978 IV)
oil on black and white photograph
on verso signed, editioned 27/128 and dated
6 1/4 x 8 7/8 in  16 x 22.5cm

Galerie Roger Bellemare, Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

Modernist painter Gerhard Richter continuously blurs the line of abstraction and figuration, questioning how we perceive media by using a photograph as his canvas and going beyond its traditional purpose. This overpainted picture captures the artist’s visual languages side-by-side, embracing the sharp tension between medium and support, representation and abstraction. The use of grey, a colour prominently featured in his work – which the artist refers to as the colour of nothingness, evoking no feelings or associations – further challenges the medium . By making “nothing” visible, the artist provides space for possibilities. His thick application of opaque grey paint transforms the photograph from a reproducible print to a distinctive and unique work.

This work is accompanied by the artist's book, 128 Details from a Picture, signed and editioned 27 on the last page and contained in the original grey cardboard box editioned 27/128.


$12,000 ~ $16,000 CAD

Final Bid: $10,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount $
26928 17/10/2019 6:13:58 AM $10,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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