GERHARD RICHTER "BAGHDAD: 914-2", 2010
Gerhard Richter (b.1932) is one of the most successful living artists of all time, and currently the highest-paid living artist. Born in Germany, and producing most of his work there, Richter has broken formal, expressive, and conceptual boundaries to produce a diverse and monumental oeuvre.
Richter is known for a stylistically varied exploration of the medium of painting. He could be described as ambidextrous as he has had success as both a figurative and and abstract artist.
“Baghdad” is a fine example of Richter' dynamic and color-rich abstractions. Produced by Heni Productions and the Serpentine Galleries under the artist’s close supervision, the Baghdad series is a beautiful, accessible example by one of today’s most iconic artists.
In 2012 Richter set a record auction price for a painting by a living artist at $34 million. Since then, he has broken his own record twice, most recently in 2015 at a Sotheby's auction commanding $44.5 million for a work.
Gerard Richter is also the subject of a full-length documentary, Gerhard Richter Painting, which follows him as he produces his series of large abstract paintings using squeegees (a nod to the tool sometimes used in his "blur" paintings).
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"Baghdad 914-2", 2010
Diasec C-print in colors, on aluminum, original cardboard box
Numbered in pen on verso along with authentication label and inkstamp
From an edition of 500
19.5"H 15.6"W (work)
Published by Henni Productions, London
Lacquer behind glass
Very good condition
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