"In the photograph, I take even more focus out of the painted image, which is already a bit out of focus, and
make the picture even smoother. I also subtract the materiality, the surface of the painting, and it becomes something diferent." - Gerhard Richter
Drawn from photographic sources that Richter constructed with meticulous and mock-mechanical care and precision, this painting is a reaction against the illusion of figurative representation. Zach Miner, Head of Phillips's Contemporary Art Evening Sale discusses 'Mädchen im Sessel (Lila)' one of the most dramatic and deliberately enigmatic works the artists executed throughout one of the most fertile periods of his career.
See this work: phillips.com/detail/GERHARD-RICHTER/NY010314/22
Produced by Phillips (2014)
Director/Editor: Matt Kroening
Producer: Jed Moch