Hamburger Kunsthalle: »Vija Celmins | Gerhard Richter. Double Vision«

Unexpected Parallels

With the exhibition Vija Celmins | Gerhard Richter. Double Vision, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is going down a rarely trodden path: it is juxtaposing Richter's work, which is usually viewed singularly, with a female position with similar approaches. The presentation includes some 70 exhibits and begins on May 12.

May 12, 2023

Recent auction results of Vija Celmins

Vija Celmins - Constellation - Uccello
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Contemporary Edition: New York
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 7.560 USD
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Vija Celmins - School Slate
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20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 250.000 - 350.000 GBP
Realised: 220.500 GBP
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Vija Celmins - Divided Night Sky; and Reverse Galaxy
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 10.160 GBP
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Vija Celmins - Dark Galaxy
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 GBP
Realised: 8.890 GBP
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Vija Celmins - Web Ladder
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 6.350 GBP
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Vija Celmins - Divided Night Sky; and Reverse Galaxy
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 13.970 USD
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Vija Celmins - Untitled (Ocean) (C. p. 205, R. 39)
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 25.000 - 35.000 USD
Realised: 50.800 USD
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Vija Celmins - Spider Web
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
October 2023
Bonhams, Paris
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 4.480 USD
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Vija Celmins - Desert, from Untitled Portfolio
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Contemporary Edition
July 2023
Christies
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 5.292 USD
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Vija Celmins - Night Sky I (Reversed) (G. 1932, R. 38)
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Editions & Works on Paper
June 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 USD
Realised: not available
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They painted from photographic models, with a penchant for hyperrealism, and explored the question of the difference between reality and representation. With Vija Celmins | Gerhard Richter. Double Vision, the Hamburger Kunsthalle takes visitors on an artistic-philosophical journey that explores the representation of everyday objects and complex themes such as war and migration. The juxtaposition of these two renowned painters offers new perspectives on their respective oeuvres, which is particularly beneficial for German audiences in the case of Richter's work. He is often shown in solo exhibitions, so a new context is a refreshing change. The approximately 70 exhibits will be on view from May 12 to August 27.

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932 in Dresden) and Vija Celmins (b. 1938 in Riga), who has lived in the United States since childhood, have a surprising amount in common: Celmins is rarely shown in Europe and is far less well known there than in the United States. In the United States, she is one of the most important exponents of hyperrealist painting, which, unlike many of her colleagues, she reduces to a gray palette. Both artists participated in documenta 14 in Kassel in 2017, and Richter seven other times (1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007).Art.Salon

Recent auction results of Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter - December 2020 (A-F)
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 GBP
Realised: 60.480 GBP
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Gerhard Richter - One print from: Kanarische Landschaften II (Canary Landscapes II)
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Gerhard Richter - Haut II
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 10.080 GBP
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Gerhard Richter - Zaun.
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From Beuys to Warhol | ONLINE ONLY
March 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 1.800 - 2.400 EUR
Realised: 3.960 EUR
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Gerhard Richter - Meer.
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From Beuys to Warhol | ONLINE ONLY
March 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 EUR
Realised: not available
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Gerhard Richter - Cage 2 (P19-2)
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 17.640 GBP
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Gerhard Richter - Goldberg-Variationen (Goldberg Variations)
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: 52.920 GBP
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Gerhard Richter - 128 Fotos von einem Bild 1978.
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From Beuys to Warhol | ONLINE ONLY
March 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 EUR
Realised: 9.240 EUR
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Gerhard Richter - Graue Bilder.
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From Beuys to Warhol | ONLINE ONLY
March 2024
VAN HAM
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 EUR
Realised: 2.640 EUR
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Gerhard Richter - Cross
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 7.000 - 10.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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