Gerhard Richter

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan

13 November 2005 – 22 January 2006

4096 Farben
4096 Colours

1974 254 cm x 254 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 359

Lacquer on canvas

Christie's, New York, USA: 11 May 2004

Estimate: USD 3,000,000 – 4,000,000
Sold For:
USD 3,703,500 (incl. buyer’s premium)

This artwork was shown in the following exhibitions:

This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

Duke University Press, Durham (2017)

Details

Softcover, 163 pages

ISBN

9780822370017

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 99-100 
Unconsolable Contemporary: Observing Gerhard Richter Rabinow, Paul  2017

Publisher

Edition Folkwang / Steidl, Göttingen (2017)

Editor

Museum Folkwang

Details

Softcover, 63 pages

ISBN

9783958293564

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: p. 29 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Die Editionen   2017

Publisher

Hirmer Verlag, München (2017)

Editor

Schreier, Christoph / Kunstmuseum Bonn

Details

Softcover, 128 pages

ISBN

9783777428970

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 23 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Über Malen / Frühe Bilder   2017

Publisher

Routledge, Abingdon (2016)

Details

Hardback, 244 pages

ISBN

9781472409560

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 147, 149 
Discussed: pp. 137-143 
The Artwork of Gerhard Richter. Painting, critical theory and cultural transformation Ansted, Darryn  2016

Publisher

Ludwig Museum, Koblenz (2016)

Details

Softcover, 64 pages

ISBN

9783981687828

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 59 

Exhibitions

"Die Realität und das Göttliche". Festschrift zum Jubiläum 1216 - 2016. Vom Deutschherrenhaus zum Ludwig Museum Bayard, Frank / Fachbach, Jens / Heinz, Stefan / Leu, Suzana / Hesslinger, Mark R.  2016

Publisher

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow (2016)

Editor

Allenova, Ekaterina / d'Amora, Delphine

Details

Softcover, 151 pages

ISBN

9785905110818

Languages

Russian, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 21, 38, 48, 59 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Abstraction and Appearance Moorhouse, Paul  2016

Publisher

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld (2016)

Editor

Hager, Martin

Details

Hardback, 191 pages

ISBN

9783735602589

Languages

Latvian, English, German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 184 

Exhibitions

Elective Affinities. German Art since the Late 1960s   2016

Publisher

Wienand Verlag, Köln (2016)

Editor

Groos, Ulrike / Froitzheim, Eva-Marina

Details

Softcover, 168 pages

ISBN

9783868323412

Languages

German, English

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 34, 39 

Exhibitions

[un]erwartet. Kunst des Zufalls   2016

Publisher

Wienand Verlag, Köln (2015)

Editor

Zechlin, René

Details

Hardback, 288 pages

ISBN

9783868323030

Languages

German, English

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 176 

Exhibitions

Wie leben? Zukunftsbilder von Malewitsch bis Fujimoto Banz, Claudia / Franze, Jana / Kiefer, Theresia / Leinfelder, Reinhold / Zinfert, Maria / Scheja, Yvonne / Tietenberg, Annette  2015

Publisher

Dominique Lévy, New York (2015)

Details

Hardback, 140 pages

ISBN

9781944379018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 12, 16, 128 
Discussed: pp. 23-24, 133 

Exhibitions

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

Publisher

Marian Goodman, London (2014)

Details

Hardback, 109 pages

ISBN

9780944219232

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 10 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Schwarz, Dieter / Storr, Robert  2014

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: pp. 87, 123, 203, 249, 297 
Illustrated: pp. Frontcover, 117 (colour) 

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: pp. 87, 124, 128, 202, 252, 297 
Illustrated: pp. 117, 161 (colour) 

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

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (2011)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9783863350567

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

2nd ed.

ArtworkMentioned: p. 10 

The catalogue Gerhard Richter. Atlas displays 783 plates of Gerhard Richter’s Atlas. Atlas is a collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and sketches, which the artist compiled and then arranged on single sheets

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2011

Publisher

Marsilio, Venezia (2011)

Details

Softcover, 219 pages

ISBN

9788831711128

Language

Italian

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 23, 141, 181, 190 
Discussed: pp. 163-165, 168-173, 174-176, 185-186, 192 
Illustrated: p. 169 (colour) 
Il bordo del mondo: La forma sguardo nella pittura di Gerhard Richter Garbin, Emanuele  2011

Publisher

Tate Publishing, London (2011)

Details

Softcover, 288 pages

ISBN

1854379453

ISBN

978-1854379450

Language

English, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 87, 203, 251, 297 
Illustrated: p. 117 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Panorama: A Retrospective Godfrey, Mark / Serota, Nicholas / Brill, Dorothée / Morineau, Camille / Borchardt-Hume, Achim / Dickson, Amy / Haidu, Rachel / Mehring, Christine  2011

Publisher

Ernst-Rietschel-Kulturring, Pulsnitz (2010)

Details

Softcover, 35 pages

ISBN

9783981280944

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 18 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Übersicht Schubert, Sabine / Heinze, Helmut  2010

Publisher

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL (2009)

Details

Hardback, 408 pages

ISBN

9780226203232

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 185, 215, 221, 231, 251, 257, 336, 352 
Discussed: pp. 215-217 

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

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit (2008)

Details

Hardback, 144 pages

ISBN

9783775723442

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 121, 125 

Exhibitions

The catalogue was published to coincide with the exhibition Gerhard Richter: 4900 Colours at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 2008

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Gerhard Richter. 4900 Colours Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Gidal, Peter / Pelzer, Birgit / Peyton-Jones, Julia / Obrist, Hans Ulrich  2008

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (2008)

Details

Softcover, 415 pages

ISBN

9783832190651

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Corrected and extended new edition.

ArtworkMentioned: pp. 209, 388 
Discussed: p. 239 

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 Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit (2008)

Details

Hardback, 160 pages

ISBN

3775722483

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: p. 136 

Exhibitions

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Abstrakte Bilder at Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Haus der Kunst, Munich. The exhibitions were dedicated to Gerhard Richter’s abstract pictures

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Gerhard Richter: Abstrakte Bilder Wilmes, Ulrich / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Söntgen, Beate / Stemmrich, Gregor  2008

Publisher

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit (2008)

Details

Hardback, 160 pages

ISBN

9783775722490

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: p. 136 

Exhibitions

The book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Gerhard Richter. Abstrakte Bilder at Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Haus der Kunst, Munich. The exhibitions were dedicated to Gerhard Richter’s abstract pictures

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Gerhard Richter. Large Abstracts Wilmes, Ulrich / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Söntgen, Beate / Stemmrich, Gregor  2008

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (2007)

Details

Softcover, 144 pages

ISBN

9783865602985

Languages

German, English

Category

Monographs

Notes

This book documents Gerhard Richter's abstract, stained-glass window for Germany's historic Cologne Cathedral.

ArtworkMentioned: pp. 8, 27, 48. 70, 71, 77, 106, 113, 120 
Illustrated: p. 59 (colour) 

The book Gerhard Richter. Zufall. The Cologne Cathedral Window, and 4900 Colours examines the creative process behind Richter’s work at Cologne Cathedral [CR: 900]

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Gerhard Richter. Zufall. Das Kölner Domfenster und 4900 Farben = The Cologne Cathedral Window, and 4900 Colours Diederich, Stephan / Schock-Werner, Barbara / Butin, Hubertus / Pelzer, Birgit  2007

Publisher

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln (2006)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9783883758015

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Encyclopedic new edition that completely revises and updates the 1997 edition and includes 147 additional plates.

ArtworkMentioned: p. 10 

At 864 pages, this monumental and comprehensive publication maps the ideas, processes, life and times of Gerhard Richter. Conceived and closely edited by Richter himself, Atlas cuts straight to the heart of the artist's work

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2006

Publisher

Thames & Hudson, London (2006)

Details

Hardback, 862 pages

ISBN

9780500970171

Language

English

Category

Monographs

Notes

Encyclopedic new edition,which completely revises and updates the 1997 edition and includes 147 additional plates.

ArtworkMentioned: p. 10 

At 864 pages, this monumental and comprehensive publication maps the ideas, processes, life and times of Gerhard Richter. Conceived and closely edited by Richter himself, Atlas cuts straight to the heart of the artist's work

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Gerhard Richter. Atlas Friedel, Helmut  2006

Publisher

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit / Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (2005)

Details

Hardback, 96 pages

ISBN

9783775715836

Languages

German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 90, 91 
Illustrated: p. 91 (colour) 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Ohne Farbe = Without Color Spieler, Reinhard / Gelshorn, Julian / Kania, Elke / Krystof, Doris  2005

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. 52 
Discussed: pp. 54-56 
Illustrated: p. 359 (colour) 

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
ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 230, 231, 268 

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

Publisher

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2000)

Details

Unknown binding, 6 pages

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 4 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter in Dallas Collections Wylie, Charles  2000

Publisher

Gli Ori, Prato (1999)

Details

Softcover, 205 pages

ISBN

8887700079

Languages

Italian, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 15, 28 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Corà, Bruno / Buchloh, Benjamin H. D. / Chevrier, Jean Francois / Moscati, Italo  1999

Publisher

Yale University Press, New Haven (1997)

Details

Hardback, 208 pages

ISBN

0300069758

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: p. 160 
On Abstract Art Fer, Briony  1997

Publisher

Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit (1996)

Details

Hardback, 311 pages

ISBN

3893228608

Languages

English, German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 37, 47 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer. Sammlung Frieder Burda = Collection Frieder Burda Poetter, Jochen / Brehm, Margrit / Möckel, Birgit  1996

Publisher

Munro-Unverzagt, Hamburg (1990)

Details

Softcover, 84 pages

ISBN

3980253805

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned 

Exhibitions

Reihung. Ordnung muß sein, aber ist Sein Ordnung? Rockenschaub, Gerwald  1990

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (1989)

Details

Hardback, 544 pages

ISBN

3770123727

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 215 - 216, 218 

Exhibitions

Bilderstreit. Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst seit 1960 Gohr, Siegfried / Gachnang, Johannes  1989

Publisher

Marian Goodman Gallery / Sperone Westwater, New York, NY (1987)

Details

Softcover, 46 pages

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 5, 6 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter. Paintings Rorimer, Anne / Zacharopoulos, Denys  1987
Gerhard Richter. Bilder = Paintings 1962 - 1985 Harten, Jürgen / Hering, Karl-Heinz / Honisch, Dieter / Loock, Ulrich / Ronte, Dieter / Elger, Dietmar  1986

1 related publication

Title Author Date

Publisher

Tankosha Publishing, Kyoto (2005)

Details

Hardback, 174 pages

ISBN

4473032698

Language

Japanese

Category

Solo Exhibitions

Notes

With DVD.

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Zweite, Armin / Shimizu, Minoru / Hayashi, Michio / Sugawara, Norio / Hatakeyama, Naoya / Elger, Dieter / Ohashi, Hiromi / Kitade, Chieko / Hayashi, Sumi  2005