£1,750-£2,550 VALUE (EST.)
$3,200-$4,650 VALUE (EST.)
$2,950-$4,300 VALUE (EST.)
¥14,500-¥21,000 VALUE (EST.)
€2,000-€2,900 VALUE (EST.)
$17,000-$24,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥280,000-¥410,000 VALUE (EST.)
$2,150-$3,100 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 40cm x W 30cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|May 2022||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|July 2021||Karl & Faber - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|June 2019||Karl & Faber - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|June 2018||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
|June 2017||Lempertz, Cologne - Germany||Heiner Friedrich - Signed Print|
Heiner Friedrich is a signed lithograph by internationally acclaimed German painter, Gerhard Richter. Created in 1970, the artwork is a unique example of Richter's engagement with a figurative subject matter before he moves in the direction of monochrome art and radically reduces his visual language.
The artwork features a human face surrounded by darkness. The facial features of the subject are rendered indistinct, endowing it with a dimension of nostalgia and anonymity. As so often in Richter’s works, the technique of blurring has been employed in Heiner Friedrich, reflecting Richter’s desire to deconstruct traditional artistic methods. Richter commented on the function of the blurring technique: “I blur things so that they do not look artistic or craftsmanlike but technological, smooth and perfect. I blur things to make all the parts a closer fit. Perhaps I also blur out the excess of unimportant information.”