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Eric Clapton's Richter sells for $34.2 million

Eric Clapton's Richter sells for $34.2 million

October 12, 2012
7 hours ago

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.

Sotheby's auction house says Richter's "Abstraktes Bild" sold to an anonymous buyer Friday in London, ending a more than five-minute bidding competition between two telephone buyers.

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I am annoyed

I got outbid

DJP333's picture

Eric Clapton

is gonna pay mad amounts of capital gains tax in 2012! zing!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW


dang !