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Press Release

Presenting Seminal Examples from Richter’s Iconic Abstract Canon

Highlights include

Abstraktes Bild 809-4, 1994 & Gelbgrün (Yellow-Green), 1982

Featuring Important Works from Prominent Collections in Asia,

the United States, and Europe

Majority of Works to be Exhibited in Asia for the First Time

February 13, 2023:  Art Intelligence Global is delighted to present GERHARD RICHTER: ABSTRAKTE BILDER from March 18 to April 28, 2023 in our Hong Kong headquarters. Featuring seminal works from Richter’s renowned abstract canon from prominent international collections, GERHARD RICHTER: ABSTRAKTE BILDER will be the first Gerhard Richter exhibition ever to be held in Hong Kong. 

Highlights include Gelbgrün (Yellow-Green) from 1982, a landmark piece that made its debut in documenta 7 the same year of its creation, marking the beginning of Richter’s ground-breaking abstract aesthetic. The panoramic work ranks among the largest works ever created by the artist. Another important highlight is Abstraktes Bild 809-4 from 1994, one of Richter’s most iconic masterpieces. Formerly in the collection of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, Abstraktes Bild 809-4 possesses a visual authority of the highest caliber within Richter’s oeuvre. The work is one of a series of four paintings from the mid-1990s, three of which were sold to Clapton in 2001, and the fourth owned by the joint collection of the Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland. 

Born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932, Gerhard Richter is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of our generation. Within his vast, varied, and highly accomplished body of work spanning the Photo Paintings, Gray Paintings, Color Charts, Landscapes and Seascapes, amongst others, Richter’s illustrious Abstrakte Bilder constitute an epoch-defining chapter in the history of abstract art. The culmination of the manifold of lines of artistic enquiry he has pursued throughout his career, Richter’s Abstrakte Bilder interrogate the nature of perception, the limits of representation, and the question of art-making in the age of photography and the digitalized image.

Yuki Terase, Founding Partner, Art Intelligence Global: “Following the full border reopening for arrivals in Hong Kong, we are excited to welcome back international visitors to the city this March. Coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong 2023, GERHARD RICHTER: ABSTRAKTE BILDER presents exemplary masterworks by one of our generation’s most influential living artists. Gerhard Richter has always been one of the most sought-after international artists in Asia. Having witnessed exponential growth in interest in the artist in the regional market in the past years, we are honored and pleased to present the very first Gerhard Richter exhibition in Hong Kong.”

Amy Cappellazzo, Founding Partner, Art Intelligence Global: “I am personally thrilled to be returning to Hong Kong to witness the city’s dynamic and thriving art scene this March. Thanks to the generous support of distinguished collectors in Asia, the United States, and Europe, we were able to put together this spectacular selection of abstract masterpieces by Gerhard Richter, many of which will be shown in Asia for the first time. We look forward to welcoming visitors from Hong Kong and around the world to enjoy this stunning group of works by one of the greatest masters of our time.”

Art Intelligence Global is delighted to collaborate with KOMPAS, an architectural design studio founded by Mai Komuro, on the exhibition design of GERHARD RICHTER: ABSTRAKTE BILDER.

Gerhard Richter: Abstrakte Bilder

27 March — 28 April 2023
Hong Kong
Installation Views
Individual Works
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