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As the 1990s began, Richter was busy with Abstract Paintings, which he devoted his time to almost exclusively for the first year. After a hectic couple of years with both production and exhibitions, Richter needed some time to settle down in the studio and he postponed several exhibitions to which he had been committed.
In 1991, he returned to the medium of mirrors, which he had first explored a decade earlier in four pieces [CR: 470/1-2, 485/1-2]. In 1989 Richter had the chance to work[...]
'Well, after this century of grand proclamations and terrible illusions, I hope for an era in which real and tangible accomplishments, and not grand proclamations, are the only things that count.'75
At the turn of the century, Richter remained focused on his Abstract Paintings - three paintings of his young son Moritz being the most notable exception [CR: 863/1-3]. Eight Grey [CR: 874/1-8] of 2001 heralded a number of works that continued the experimentation with glass. Works such as Pane[...]
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1932: 9 February: Gerhard Richter is born in Dresden to Hildegard Richter, a bookseller, and Horst Richter, a school teacher.
1933: 30 January: Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor.
1936: the Richter family moves to Reichenau, a town close to Dresden, today known as Bogatynia in Poland. Richter's sister Gisela is born.
1939: 1 September: the German invasion of Poland begins; Horst is drafted in to the military and sent to the Eastern Front.
1942: Richter joins the Pimpfe, an organisation that[...]
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|Artwork||Auction House||Estimate||Sold For||Date|
15 cm x 10 cm
Oil on colour photograph
|EUR 10,000 – 12,000 USD 13,175 – 15,811||GBP 20,000
|30 November 2006|
20 cm x 29 cm
Oil on colour photograph on paper
|EUR 15,000 – 18,000 USD 19,763 – 23,716||GBP 22,000
|30 November 2006|