Portrait Schmela

1964 95 cm x 70 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 37-3

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 commissioned works after passport photographs or family pictures. The portraits of Alfred Schmela are the first works of this kind.

Christie's, New York, USA: 19 May 1999

Estimate: USD 300,000 – 350,000
Sold For:
USD 332,500 (incl. buyer’s premium)

This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

Kerber, Bielefeld (2018)

Details

Softcover, 79 pages

ISBN

978-3-7356-0546-7

Languages

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.

ArtworkMentioned 
Illustrated (b/w) 

Exhibitions

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

Publisher

Prestel, München (2012)

Editor

Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille

Details

Hardback, 305 pages

ISBN

9783791351896

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 285 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Panorama: Retrospektive Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2012

Publisher

Édition du Centre Pompidou, Paris (2012)

Editor

Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille

Details

Hardback, 304 pages

ISBN

978-2844265746

ISBN

284426574X

Languages

French, English, French, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 285 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter, Panorama: une rétrospective = a retrospective Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2012

Publisher

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL (2009)

Details

Hardback, 408 pages

ISBN

9780226203232

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 74, 145 

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

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (2009)

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9783832191542

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 116, 118, 170 
Illustrated: p. 109 (colour) 

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

Publisher

National Portrait Gallery Publications, London (2009)

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9781855143975

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 116, 118, 170 
Illustrated: p. 109 (colour) 

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

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (2008)

Details

Softcover, 415 pages

ISBN

9783832190651

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Corrected and extended new edition.

ArtworkMentioned: p. 63 
Discussed: p. 91 

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

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostildern-Ruit (2006)

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717243

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 70, 81, 93 

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

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit (2006)

Details

Hardback, 224 pages

ISBN

9783775717250

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 69, 81, 92 

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

Publisher

Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf in association with D.A.P Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY (2005)

Details

Hardback, 324 pages

ISBN

9783937572215

ISBN

393757221X

Language

English, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 36 

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

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (2002)

Details

Hardback, 420 pages

ISBN

9783832158484

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: p. 66 
Discussed: p. 98 

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

...
More Details
Gerhard Richter, Maler Elger, Dietmar  2002

Publisher

Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt a. M. (1998)

Details

Softcover, 172 pages

ISBN

345833937X

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: p. 43 
Gerhard Richter, 18. Oktober 1977. Eine Kunst-Monographie Hemken, Kai-Uwe  1998

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (1991)

Details

Softcover, 64 pages

ISBN

3883751413

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: p. 23 
Zu Richters Oktober-Bildern Butin, Hubertus  1991

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London (1991)

Details

144 pages

ISBN

9781854370846

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 15 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Rainbird, Sean / Severne, Judith  1991
Gerhard Richter. Bilder = Paintings 1962 - 1985 Harten, Jürgen / Hering, Karl-Heinz / Honisch, Dieter / Loock, Ulrich / Ronte, Dieter / Elger, Dietmar  1986

Publisher

Interessengemeinschaft Berliner Kunsthändler, Berlin (1978)

Details

Softcover, 261 pages

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 255 

Exhibitions

Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus Berliner Privatbesitz Heidrich, Hanspeter  1978

Publisher

Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Bonn (1976)

Details

Softcover, 102 pages

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned 
Illustrated: p. 97 (b/w) 

Exhibitions

Kunst der 60er und 70er Jahre aus Bonner Privatbesitz Stemmler, Dierk  1976

Publisher

Museum Folkwang, Essen (1972)

Details

Hardback, 154 pages

Languages

Italian, German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 37 
Illustrated: p. 51 (b/w) 

Exhibitions

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