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  • TREASURED RICHTER ABSTRACT LEADS CONTEMPORARY SALE

    Gerhard Richter Wand (Wall) 1994 (£15 million +)

    Gerhard Richter Wand (Wall) 1994 (£15 million +)

    A major abstract painting by Gerhard Richter – treasured by the artist – leads Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening sale in London on February 12.  Wand (Wall) was held by Richter in his personal collection for over 15 years. He singled it out as a keynote work for several museum exhibitions.  Sotheby’s. which estimates it at more than £15 million, say it ranks among the greatest works by Richter ever to come to market.

    Cheyenne Westphal, Sotheby’s Chairman of Contemporary Art, Europe, said: “This is an incredible time for Richter. Recent exhibitions of his work, as well as the film by Corinna Belz, with all its fascinating detail about his working practice, have cemented his place as one of the greatest artists of our time. This excitement for Richter has also been evident in our salerooms, culminating in the £24.2m ($37.1m) paid for Domplatz, Mailand in May 2012 which established a new record for any living artist.”

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