Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild 747-1, highlights Christie’s Hong Kong 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale

Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild 747-1, highlights Christie’s Hong Kong 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale

Christie’s 20th and 21st Century Art Department will present a rare, museum-quality masterwork by the legendary Abstract Art titan Gerhard Richter: Abstraktes Bild 747-1, as a focal point of the 20th and 21st Century Art Evening Sale on 1 December. Executed in 1991, the iconic painting was chosen by Richter to open his first ever retrospective at Tate Gallery in London in the very same year, and embodies a crescendo in his career when the artist reached new heights in his technical investigation of his practice. Since then, Abstraktes Bild 747-1 has been toured to international museums and featured in Richter’s solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Bonn, Stockholm, and Madrid. In this majestic canvas, the artist reveals layer upon layer of shimmering beauty with a rare display of searing and luxurious tones together for dramatic effect, in his unique way of carefully and continuously manipulating the painted surface. The mas
Christie’s 20th and 21st Century Art Department will present a rare, museum-quality masterwork by the legendary Abstract Art titan Gerhard Richter: Abstraktes Bild 747-1, as a focal point of the 20th and 21st Century Art Evening Sale on 1 December. Executed in 1991, the iconic painting was chosen by Richter to open his first ever retrospective at Tate Gallery in London in the very same year, and embodies a crescendo in his career when the artist reached new heights in his technical investigation of his practice. Since then, Abstraktes Bild 747-1 has been toured to international museums and featured in Richter’s solo exhibitions in London, Paris, Bonn, Stockholm, and Madrid. In this majestic canvas, the artist reveals layer upon layer of shimmering beauty with a rare display of searing and luxurious tones together for dramatic effect, in his unique way of carefully and continuously manipulating the painted surface. The mas