Zwölf Farben
Twelve Colours

1966 70 cm x 65 cm Catalogue Raisonné: 137

Enamel paint on canvas

Christie's, London, UK: 30 June 2008

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This artwork is included in the following publications:

Title Author Date

Publisher

The National Gallery in Prague, Prague (2017)

Details

Softcover, 205 pages

ISBN

9788070356463

Language

English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 27-28 
Discussed: p. 22 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Elger, Dietmar / Fajt, Jiří   2017

Publisher

Duke University Press, Durham (2017)

Details

Softcover, 163 pages

ISBN

9780822370017

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 49, 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
ArtworkMentioned: p. 44 
Discussed: pp. 29-30 

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

Wienand Verlag, Krefeld (2016)

Editor

Hentschel, Martin

Details

Hardback, 558 pages

ISBN

9783868323290

Languages

German, English

Category

Group Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 200, 428 

Exhibitions

Das Abenteuer unserer Sammlung Kunst nach 1945 aus den Kunstmuseen Krefeld Hentschel, Martin / Holzhey, Magdalena / Janzen, Thomas / Martin, Sylvia  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, 37, 38, 48, 59 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter: Abstraction and Appearance Moorhouse, Paul  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

Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld (2016)

Editor

Müller-Schareck, Maria

Details

Softcover, 300 pages

ISBN

9783735602787

Language

German

Category

Collections
ArtworkMentioned: p. 122 
Discussed: p. 125 
Wolke & Kristall - Die Sammlung Dorothee und Konrad Fischer   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: p. 12 
Discussed: p. 20 
Illustrated: pp. 42, 56-57, 96 (colour) 

Exhibitions

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

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. 124, 202 

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

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 
Il bordo del mondo: La forma sguardo nella pittura di Gerhard Richter Garbin, Emanuele  2011

Publisher

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL (2009)

Details

Hardback, 408 pages

ISBN

9780226203232

Language

English

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 111, 113, 221, 227, 231, 251, 257 
Discussed: p. 150 

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
ArtworkIllustrated: p. 120 (colour) 

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: p. 188 
Discussed: pp. 166, 167, 169 

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

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

Details

Hardback, 96 pages

ISBN

9783775715836

Languages

German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: pp. 86, 87 

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. 48 
Discussed: pp. 50-52, 54-56 

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. 282 
Discussed: pp. 185, 186, 188 

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

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

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

Insel Verlag, Frankfurt a. M. (1993)

Details

Softcover, 277 pages

ISBN

3458165606

Language

German

Category

Monographs
ArtworkMentioned: p. 85 
Text: Schriften und Interviews Richter, Gerhard / Obrist, Hans Ulrich  1993

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

Publisher

Musée national d'art Moderne, Paris (1977)

Details

Softcover, 73 pages

ISBN

2858500290

Language

French

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 56 

Exhibitions

Gerhard Richter Buchloh, Benjamin H. D.  1977

Publisher

Verlag Aurel Bongers, Recklinghausen (1976)

Details

Hardback, 72 pages

ISBN

3764702877

Language

German

Category

Monographs

Notes

Monographien zur rheinisch-westfälischen Kunst der Gegenwart, Volume 50.

ArtworkDiscussed: pp. 8, 9 
Illustrated: p. 5 (colour) 
Gerhard Richter Honnef, Klaus  1976

Publisher

Museum Folkwang, Essen (1972)

Details

Hardback, 154 pages

Languages

Italian, German, English

Category

Solo Exhibitions
ArtworkMentioned: p. 39 
Illustrated: p. 60 (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