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Portrait Schmela

Portrait Schmela
Portrait Schmela

1964 100 cm x 130 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 37-1

Oil on canvas

Alfred Schmela was born on November 23, 1918 in Dinslaken.
He died on July 20, 1980 in Düsseldorf.

Schmela was a German gallery owner. In 1978 he was made honorary member of the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts.

From 1964 Richter executed numerous works after passport photographs or family pictures. The portraits of Alfred Schmela are the first works of this kind.

Sotheby's, London, UK: 01 July 2015

Estimate: GBP 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 USD 4,376,700 – 5,835,600
Sold For:
£ 3,285,000 (incl. buyer’s premium)
USD 5,158,436

This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Issue

01 December 2018

Publisher

Kerber, Bielefeld

Details

Softcover, 79 pages

ISBN

978-3-7356-0546-7

Language

German, English

Category

Group Exhibitions

Notes

This publication was published to accompany the exhibition 'Alfred Schmela. A centenary exhibition”, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Schmela-Haus November 24, 2018-January 20, 2019.

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Alfred Schmela zum 100. Geburtstag. A centenary exhibition Gaensheimer, Susanne / Krystof, Doris / Walther, Linda 2018

Issue

01 January 2015

Publisher

Dominique Lévy, New York

Details

Hardback, 140 pages

ISBN

9781944379018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

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Gerhard Richter: Colour Charts Elger, Dietmar / Butin, Hubertus / Mansoor, Jaleh 2015

Issue

01 January 2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

978-3775738040, 3775738045

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Bilder / Serien accompanies Gerhard Richter’s eponymous exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler. The show is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, a longstanding friend of Richter

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Gerhard Richter: Bilder / Serien Didi-Huberman, Georges / Elger, Dietmar / Kono, Michiko / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter 2014

Issue

01 January 2014

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern

Editor

Obrist, Hans Ulrich

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783906053158, 9783775738057

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Pictures / Series accompanies Gerhard Richter’s exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler. The show is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, a longstanding friend of Richter

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Gerhard Richter: Pictures / Series Didi-Huberman, Georges / Elger, Dietmar / Kono, Michiko / Obrist, Hans Ulrich / Schwarz, Dieter 2014

Issue

01 January 2011

Publisher

Hirmer Verlag, München

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777434513

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Bilder einer Epoche was published on the occasion of the exhibition at Bucerius Kunstforum in Hamburg in 2011. Both the exhibition and the catalogue focus on Richter’s paintings of the 1960s

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Gerhard Richter. Bilder einer Epoche Schneede, Uwe M. / Butin, Hubertus / Elger, Dietmar / Rübel, Dietmar / Westheider, Ortrud 2011

Issue

01 January 2011

Publisher

Hirmer Publishers, Munich copublished by Heni Publishing, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and Paris

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777450018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Images of an Era was published on the occasion of the exhibition at Bucerius Kunstforum in Hamburg in 2011. Both the exhibition and the catalogue focus on Richter’s paintings of the 1960s

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Gerhard Richter. Images of an Era Schneede, Uwe M. / Butin, Hubertus / Elger, Dietmar / Rübel, Dietmar / Westheider, Ortrud 2011

Issue

01 January 2010

Publisher

Sandstein Verlag, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 47 pages

ISBN

9783942422222

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Series 'Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; vol. 7'

Gerhard Richter in der Dresdener Galerie is the 7th volume from the publications of the Gerhard Richter Archive Dresden.

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Gerhard Richter in der Dresdener Galerie. Schriften des Gerhard Richter Archiv Dresden ; Bd. 7 Elger, Dietmar 2010

Issue

01 January 2009

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9783832191542

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The catalogue of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2009 focuses on Richter's portraiture.

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Die Porträts von Gerhard Richter Moorhouse, Paul 2009

Issue

01 January 2009

Publisher

National Portrait Gallery Publications, London

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9781855143975

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The catalogue of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2009 focuses on Richter's portraiture.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits. Painting Appearances Moorhouse, Paul 2009

Issue

01 January 2009

Publisher

Kulturstiftung der Länder in Verbindung mit dem Gerhard Richter Archiv, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Details

Softcover, 32 pages

Language

German

Category

Monographs

This issue of the Patrimonia series was published on the occasion of the acquisition of the painting Portrait Dr. Knobloch of 1964 by Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in 2009.

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Gerhard Richter. Porträt Dr. Knobloch (Patrimonia 344) Elger, Dietmar / Roth, Martin / Stange, Eva-Maria 2009

Issue

01 January 2009

Publisher

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

Details

Hardback, 408 pages

ISBN

9780226203232

Language

English

Category

Monographs

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter. A Life in Painting gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter. A Life in Painting Elger, Dietmar 2009

Issue

01 January 2008

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Softcover, 415 pages

ISBN

9783832190651

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Corrected and extended new edition.

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter, Maler gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter, Maler Elger, Dietmar 2008

Issue

01 January 2006

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostildern-Ruit

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717243

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Portraits is the first publication that focuses solely on Richter’s portraits, many of which have now gained both recognition and veneration across the globe.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits Gronert, Stefan / Butin, Hubertus 2006

Issue

01 January 2006

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717250

Language

English

Category

Monographs

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Portraits is the first publication that focuses solely on Richter’s portraits, many of which have now gained both recognition and veneration across the globe.

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Gerhard Richter. Portraits Gronert, Stefan / Butin, Hubertus 2006

Issue

01 January 2005

Publisher

Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf in association with D.A.P Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY

Details

Hardback, 324 pages

ISBN

9783937572215, 393757221X

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibitions

This catalogue raisonné records Richter’s works in the years 1993-2004. In his work, Gerhard Richter calls into question painting's boundaries, and the labels applied to painting and theories connected with them.

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Gerhard Richter. Catalogue Raisonné 1993–2004 Zweite, Armin 2005

Issue

01 January 2002

Publisher

DuMont, Köln

Details

Hardback, 420 pages

ISBN

9783832158484

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Gerhard Richter has been widely regarded as a publicity shy artist. However, the biography Gerhard Richter, Maler gives an insight into Richter’s personal history as well as into the development of his artistic œuvre.

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Gerhard Richter, Maler Elger, Dietmar 2002

Issue

01 January 1998

Publisher

Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt a. M.

Details

Softcover, 172 pages

ISBN

345833937X

Language

German

Category

Monographs

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Gerhard Richter, 18. Oktober 1977. Eine Kunst-Monographie Hemken, Kai-Uwe 1998

Issue

01 January 1991

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

Details

Softcover, 64 pages

ISBN

3883751413

Language

German

Category

Monographs

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Zu Richters Oktober-Bildern Butin, Hubertus 1991

Issue

01 January 1991

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London

Details

144 pages

ISBN

9781854370846

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

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Gerhard Richter Rainbird, Sean / Severne, Judith 1991
Gerhard Richter: Atlas Zweite, Armin 1989
Brennpunkt Düsseldorf, 1962-1987 Wiese, Stephan von 1987
Gerhard Richter. Bilder = Paintings 1962 - 1985 Harten, Jürgen / Hering, Karl-Heinz / Honisch, Dieter / Loock, Ulrich / Ronte, Dieter / Elger, Dietmar 1986

Issue

01 January 1982

Publisher

Van Gennep, Amsterdam

Details

Softcover, 248 pages

ISBN

9060125266

Language

English, Dutch

Category

Group Exhibitions

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'60 '80. Attitudes, Concepts, Images. Een keuze uit 20 jaar beeldende kunst = A Selection from Twenty Years of Visual Arts Wilde, Edy de / Weissmann, George / Petersen, Ad / Tuyl, Gijs van / Beeren, Wim / Graevenitz, Antje von / Blok, Cor 1982

Issue

01 January 1972

Publisher

Museum Folkwang, Essen

Details

Hardback, 154 pages

Language

Italian, German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions

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Gerhard Richter. 36. Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione tedesco = 36. Biennale in Venedig, Deutscher Pavilion = 36. Biennale in Venice, German Pavilion Honisch, Dieter / Helms, Dietrich / Honnef, Klaus / Ohff, Heinz / Dienst, Rolf Gunther / Schön, Rolf / Polke, Sigmar 1972