Eric Clapton's piece by artist, Gerhard Richter, sells for $34.2 million at Sotheby's auction

Richter painting sale sets record for living artist
An abstract painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has a set a new record for the price paid at auction for the work of a living artist, after selling for $34.2 million, Sotheby's auction house in London said.

In Depth:Clapton's Richter Fetches $34 Million, 30 Times Purchase Businessweek

Eric Clapton's piece by Gerhard Richter fetches $34.2 million at auction
Washington Post
LONDON - A Gerhard Richter painting owned by Eric Clapton has sold for 21.3 million pounds ($34.2 million), handily beating pre-sale estimates and setting a new auction record for the German abstract artist.

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