One of his first trials, opus 599, 300 x 250 cm, completed with the brush, offers a full chromatic range with a brightness that equals the best of Klimt. It was sold for £ 30,4M including premium by Sotheby's on February 10, 2015.
The latest works by Monet were regarded as precursors to abstract art with color effects created by shaping a thick material. Richter knows that his own technique can bring the same result of a subtle blend of colors.
A.B. (Abstraktes Bild) 616, subtitled Courbet, 300 x 250 cm, also painted in 1986, is a fine example of this influence, with colors that can be compared to the rose gardens of Giverny. This abstract work was sold for $ 26,5M including premium by Sotheby's on November 13, 2013.
In 1987-1988, Richter executes fourteen paintings for an exhibition in London. Subtitles evoke monuments. The style is abstract, but the balance of shapes and colors is inspired directly by the Parliament views painted by Monet in 1900.
The central figure of a tower is visible on A.B. 643-1, 200 x 140 cm, subtitled Brick Tower, painted in 1987. This oil on canvas is estimated £ 12M for sale by Sotheby's in London on July 1, lot 17.