GERHARD RICHTER, Die Welt, 2012
57,3 x 40 cm
digital pigment print on heavy quality paper
published by Die Welt, Berlin, Germany
€ 8.800,- plus € 32,- Track & Trace registered mail
The own family is a common motive in the work of Gerhard Richter. He painted his first wife, Ema, in the style of Marcel Duchamp as an “Akt auf einer Treppe”; he portrayed his daughter “Betty” as well as “Uncle Rudi” and “Aunt Marianne”. The latter two family members were painted in relation to Nazi Germany.
The front page of the edition of the daily newspaper “Die Welt” depicts Richter’s current wife Sabine in a white bathrobe and his son Theo in a striped towel, although not recognizable. Painted in his renowned style of blurring a realistic image. The picture was taken in hotel “Waldhaus” in Sils-Maria. Gerhard Richter remarked that it reminded him of Ingres’ painting ‘The Turkish Bath’.
History of prices:
Die Welt, Berlin, Germany September (year of issue) € 2.000,-
Artsation GmbH, Munich, Germany € 5.350,- August 2013
Artsation GmbH, Munich, Germany € 7.350,- September 2013
Artsation GmbH, Munich, Germany € 10.400,- December 2014
Lempertz, Cologne, Germany € 5.208,- November 2015 (hammer price)
Artsation GmbH, Munich, Germany € 10.400,- June 2016