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Gerhard Richter

Dresden 1932 – lives in Cologne

”Heidi”. 1965

Oil on canvas. 35 × 37 cm. (13 ¾ × 14 ⅝ in.) Signed and dated in black felt-tip pen on the reverse: Richter, 2.2.65. Catalogue raisonné: Elger 48–13.  [3310]

ProvenanceGalerie René Block, Berlin / Private Collection, Berlin

EUR 280.000 – 350.000
USD 333,000 – 417,000

Sold for:
550,000 EUR (incl. premium)


Auction 330Thursday, 10 June 2021
06:00 PM

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ExhibitionGerhard Richter. Eröffnungsausstellung der neuen Räume. Berlin, Galerie René Block, 1966/67 / Gerhard Richter. Billede efter billede. Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, 2005, ill. p. 30

Literature and IllustrationExh. cat.: Samling/Sammlung/Collection Block. Kopenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, 1992, ill. p. 263 (not exhibited) / Exh. cat.: Mit dem Kopf durch die Wand ... und etwas Neues finden. Fluxus aus der Sammlung René Block. Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, 1996, ill. p. 263 (not exhibited)

Essay about this artwork by Uwe M. Schneede.

• A major example of Gerhard Richter’s early blurring technique.
• “Heidi” is based on a photo in Richter‘s “Atlas” compendium of images.
• This painting is new to the market and is being offered at auction for the first time.

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