Zeitgenossen. Das Gesicht unserer Gesellschaft im Spiegel der heutigen Kunst

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Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

06 May 1970 – 16 July 1970

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:
GBP 3,285,000 (incl. buyer’s premium)
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This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (2014)

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783906053158

ISBN

9783775738057

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 23 
Illustrated: p. 20 (b/w) 

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

Publisher

Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern (2014)

Details

Hardback, 188 pages

ISBN

9783775738040

ISBN

9783906053141

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 23 
Illustrated: p. 20 (b/w) 

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

Publisher

Hirmer Verlag, München (2011)

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777434513

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 201 
Illustrated: pp. 144, 201 (colour) 

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

Publisher

Hirmer Publishers, Munich copublished by Heni Publishing, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and Paris (2011)

Details

Hardback, 214 pages

ISBN

9783777450018

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 201 
Illustrated: pp. 144, 201 (colour) 

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

Publisher

Kulturstiftung der Länder in Verbindung mit dem Gerhard Richter Archiv, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (2009)

Details

Softcover, 32 pages

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 20, 22, 24 
Discussed: pp. 14, 19 
Illustrated: p. 15 (colour) 

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

Publisher

DuMont, Köln (2009)

Details

Hardback, 176 pages

ISBN

9783832191542

Language

German

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 116, 118, 170 
Illustrated: p. 110 (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. 110 (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 (2002)

Details

Hardback, 420 pages

ISBN

9783832158484

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 66, 100, 188,  
Discussed: p. 98 
Illustrated: p. 99 (b/w) 

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

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
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

Publisher

Van Gennep, Amsterdam (1982)

Details

Softcover, 248 pages

ISBN

9060125266

Languages

English, Dutch

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkIllustrated: p. 195 (b/w) 

Exhibitions

'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

Publisher

Museum Folkwang, Essen (1972)

Details

Hardback, 154 pages

Languages

Italian, German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 37 
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

Detailed photographs of the artwork:

1 related publication

Title Author Date

Publisher

Städtische Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen (1970)

Details

Softcover, 200 pages

Language

German

Category

Group Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The catalogue Zeitgenossen. Das Gesicht unserer Gesellschaft im Spiegel der heutigen Kunst was published on the occasion of an eponymous exhibition that was staged as part of the Ruhrfestspiele 1970

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Zeitgenossen. Das Gesicht unserer Gesellschaft im Spiegel der heutigen Kunst Grochowiak, Thomas / Jaffé, H. L. C.  1970