Selected Works

German raised visual artist, Gerhard Richter is known for creating abstract images as well as photorealistic paintings, and photographic glass pieces. He is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary German artists and several of his works have set record prices at auction. Gerhard Richter developed his popular blurred photo-paintings, in order to explore the conflicting nature of an image’s formal make- up and the content it contains. Richter later introduced abstraction to his body of work,in an attempt to analyze painted expressions through a technique of squeegeeing paint over the canvas. In 2012, Richter set a record auction price for a painting sold by a living artist, with his Abstraktes Bild (809-4) (1994) which went for $34 million. He broke this twice again, first in 2013 with Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral square, Milan) (1968) selling for $37.1 million, then in 2015 by the sale of Abstraktes Bild (1986) for $44.52 million. The artist currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Albertina in Vienna, among others.