GERHARD RICHTER, Schwarz, Rot, Gold II, 1998

GERHARD RICHTER Schwarz, Rot, Gold II, 1998
21 x 29,7  x 1,3 cm /8.27×11.69 inches
synthetic resin paint behind glass, hard fiberboard mount, metal parts
4 different shades of each colour
edition of a unique series 64 + 3 AP
verso signed, dated on sticker
published by Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany
out of stock

This edition is marked with a three digit combination in felt-tip pen on reverse and each multiple with WV-Nr. 855-8 was made in conjunction with ‘Schwarz, Rot, Gold’ from 1999, a commissioned work by the German Bundestag for the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany.

History of prices:
Auction Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Germany         € 5.000,-  /  $ 6,657.-    24 April 2010
Auction Van Ham, Cologne, Germany                € 6.200,-  /  $ 8,300.-   June 2011



44 x 43,7 cm / 17.3 х 17.2 inches
offset, cardboard
edition 110 + 20 AP, i.e. 50 numbered, signed and dated and 60 numbered, signed and marked exclusively for Dokumenta X in 1997
signed, numbered, dated

not available


This print is based on a photograph taken from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The newspaper image was painted over, photographed and then printed in offset.

History of prices:
Christie’s, New York, US$ 2,125.- 7-8 February 2008
Christie’s, London, US$ 2,983.- 18 September 2013


GERHARD RICHTER, Tassen, Untertassen und Teller, 1992 [cups, saucers and plates]


GERHARD RICHTER, Tassen, Untertassen und Teller, 1992
various diameters between 26 – 14,5 cm
porcelain, 42 parts
6 large plates, 6 dinner plates, 6 soup cups with saucers, 6 coffee cups and 6 tea cups with saucers, 6 cake plates
verso: each part signed and dated burnt in the glazing
published by Edition Obelisco, Cologne, Germany


GERHARD RICHTER, Kerze [1988] – Goslar

GERHARD RICHTER, ‘Kerze’, n.d. [1988 Goslar Kerze]
89,5 x 94,5 cm / 35.2 x 37.2 inches offset
signed, edition 250
published by Verein zur Förderung moderner Kunst / Mönchehaus-Museum für moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany
available: signed poster with text in very attractive high quality frame

Gerhard Richter’s Goslar Kerze is a reproduction of a painting called “Kerze” (1982), although image mirrored. Originally this motiv was used for a poster designed by the artist announcing his solo exhibition in Mönchehaus-Museum für moderne Kunst in Goslar in 1988.


In 2004 Sü Neueste Nachrichten announced a sudden appearance of Gerhard Richter’s ‘Kerze’ signed with the names Joseph Beuys and Georg Baselitz. “At that time I signed for fun also with Beuys and Baselitz”. This was not done as a provocation, but more in a spirit of “foolhardiness”.





Gerhard Richter signed with ‘Beuys’ and ‘Baselitz’.

The painter Gerhard Richter said he signed with names such as Beuys and Baselitz on early offset prints ‘just for fun’. He confessed this in the latest edition of “Monopol” magazine, published by Florian Illies. In 1988 Gerhard Richter signed 250 copies of his offset print ‘Kerze I’ at a price of 50 marks each, on behalf of the ‘Verein zur Förderung moderner Kunst’ in Goslar.
A few prints now popped up that show a completely different signature. Richter, who is now considered the most expensive German artist alive, said: ‘Back then I also signed with Beuys and Baselitz on them, out of burlesqueness.’ This was not a provocation, it was more “overconfidence”

Richter’s modest comment on “Kerze I” that was sold at Sotheby’s in New York last May for $ 26,400: ‘Of course, $ 26,000 is at least $ 25,000 too much.’

Süddeutsche Zeitung, 29.09.2004



History of prices:
Mönchehaus-Museum für moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany    DM 800,- December 1988
Auction House Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Germany       € 7.500,- November 2011


GERHARD RICHTER, Spiegel, 1986

GERHARD RICHTER, Spiegel, 1986
21 x 29,8 cm
mirror glass on cork plate
edition 100 + XVII
signed, numbered, dated
published by Jahresgabe des Kunstvereins für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany



History of prices:
Artax Kunsthandel, Düsseldorf, Germany € 1.800,- October 2005
Mo-Art Gallery, Amsterdam € 2.400,- November 2005
Van Ham Auktionen, Cologne, Germany € 2.375,- June 2012 at auction 311 – Lot 856