Gerhard Ritchter´s abstract painting sold for more than 20 MM.
Today I read than one of Gerhard Ritcher abstract paintings belonging to his Abstraktes Bild´series, was sold last night for more than 21 USD MM. To see how this happens check this Gerhard Richter´s painting auction at Christie´s
I just don´t care about how much his paintings are worth (though I´m sure that news like this affect my inner valuation of his original and world wide valued art).
I have already writen several interesting posts that included Gerhard Richter´s abstract art. I did it because I really admire many of the peaces he creates and beacuse his art is so “universal” that his paintings can be continually included in contemporary art articles of any kind.
The more I see them, the more I like them. They have lots of color, they have visual power, they are trully abstract, there´s movement on them, they are original, the are lines as well as undetermined forms and shapes, and as you can see in the below video there´s fun in the rational and repetitive making process. What else do you need?
The above is a short sequence of an interesting more than an hr video filmed at his studio. What about you, what do you think about Richter´s abstract art? Do you think he adds something to the history of art?. Please add your comments, thoughts, ideas and knowledge below. Thanks
Ps: as you read the above article, a new Richter price record has been achieved. According to artmarketblog (Oct 14 2012) “A painting by Gerhard Richter from the collection of Eric Clapton has been sold for 21,321,250 GBP ($34.19 million) at auction in London setting a new auction record for a work by a living artist. Acquired by Clapton from Sotheby’s New York Contemporary Art Part One sale in November 2001 for 3,415,750 USD against an estimate of 1,000,000 – 1,500,000 USD, Abstraktes Bild (809-4) sold to an anonymous buyer after three telephone bidders competed for the work for over 5 minutes”