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Dealers is an international reality television series produced by Fever Media for the Discovery Channel. The premise of the series introduces a group of five...
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Eric Clapton's Gerhard Richter Painting Fetches $34 Million, World Record Price For Living Artist

Eric Clapton's Gerhard Richter Painting Fetches $34 Million, World Record Price For Living Artist | Fine Art | Scoop.it

A Gerhard Richter painting owned by Eric Clapton sold for a record 21.3 million pounds at Sotheby's London, or $34.2 million, more than 30 times what Clapton paid for it in 2001.

 

The 1994 Gerhard Richter "Abstraktes Bild (809-4)” was sold by Sotheby’s London for its “Frieze Week” auction of contemporary artworks with an estimate of 9 - 12 million pounds.

 

The buyer was Natasha Mendelsohn of Sotheby’s, acting for a Client on the telephone. She was underbid by her colleague Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s worldwide head of contemporary art, also taking instructions for a Client.

 

Outrageously, the sold Gerhard Richter panel was originally sold at Sotheby's in 2001 as a triptych, this being one of the panels. Apparently Mr. Clapton has kept the two remaining panels!


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