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Gerhard Richter's Kerze

Take a closer look at this illuminating painting by one of our greatest contemporary artists, explored by auctioneer Francis Outred in a short film made for Christies in 2011.  


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I almost cried to see this beautiful, moving painting by my favourite artist. Gerard Richter is wonderful. Thank you.

Virginia Adams Thu, 23/12/2021 - 09:22 Permalink

Just beautiful and in the times we are living in uplifting.

Jan Thu, 23/12/2021 - 09:09 Permalink

What a wonderful painting!

Jill Gane Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:57 Permalink

Wow, beautifully presented in an empty room, whenever I see a candle, it gives a sense of hope for the future.

Muriel Lowe Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:57 Permalink

A simple candle and all that it signifies. And in these times it signifies so much to so many. A very poignant painting.

Diana Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:53 Permalink

Thank you! Loved this .

Genevieve Gillingham Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:52 Permalink

Stunning, moving, ethereal use of paint. Its simplicity is exquisite and beautiful.

Betty Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:42 Permalink

The best one yet! I love this painting and felt quite emotional watching this presentation.

Cheryl Mendham Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:38 Permalink

A remarkably sad painting too. ‘Out, out, brief candle.....’ A poignant beauty.

Gill Greatorex Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:32 Permalink


Patty Stewart Thu, 23/12/2021 - 08:22 Permalink