Fondation Beyeler Summer Night’s Gala: A Benefit Auction for Fondation Beyeler 2018
15 September, 2018
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Gerhard Richter
P18 Waldhaus, 2004

DIASEC-mounted C-print on aluminium composite panel in aluminium frame

142 × 98 cm (56 × 38 3/5 in)

Edition: 172 out of 200 + 2 artist’s proofs

Numbered, not signed

Provenance: HENI Editions; Fondation Beyeler Editions

Estimate: CHF 8’000 – 10000

This lot will be sold during the Silent Auction at the Fondation Beyeler on Saturday, 15 September 2018 closing at 23:00 CEST.

Bid registration for this lot will close on Saturday, 15 September 2018 at 17:00 CEST.

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lot description

This exclusive edition, realized by the English publisher HENI in 2018, is an example of Richter’s photorealistic painting. All that can be seen of the Waldhaus, the famous hotel in Sils-Maria, is a thin strip of the façade. Richter is essentially rekindling traditional landscape painting by presenting the viewer with the simple beauty of the Alps of Graubünden.

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artist biography

Gerhard Richter (born 1932 in Dresden) counts as one of the greatest living artists worldwide. In the course of a career spanning sixty years he has built up a benchmark oeuvre whose thematic and stylistic range is unparalleled in contemporary painting. Characteristic of his work are not just abstract paintings, but also figurative works such as landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits, many of them based on photos.

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