An oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter has sold for £21 million ($34 million) - an auction record for a work by a living artist. Abstraktes Bild, painted in 1994, was owned by rock star Eric Clapton, a known art collector.
The artwork has been described as a “masterpiece of calculated chaos”. Expected to fetch £9-12 million, it was sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s in London.Gerhard Richter, 80, who lives in Cologne, is considered by some to be the world’s greatest living painter.
source BBC

An oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter has sold for £21 million ($34 million) - an auction record for a work by a living artist. Abstraktes Bild, painted in 1994, was owned by rock star Eric Clapton, a known art collector.

The artwork has been described as a “masterpiece of calculated chaos”. Expected to fetch £9-12 million, it was sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s in London.
Gerhard Richter, 80, who lives in Cologne, is considered by some to be the world’s greatest living painter.

source BBC

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    Gerhard Richter is one of the few contemporary painters I really appreciate, and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one.
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