Art: Eric Clapton Sells Gerhard Richter Painting For $20,885,000

Gerhard Richter’s “Abstraktes Bild (809-1).”

This evening in New York, “Abstraktes Bild (809-1),” a painting by Gerhard Richter owned by Eric Clapton, sold for $20, 885,000 at a Christie’s art auction.

A triptych by Francis Bacon, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” with an estimated value of $85 million, sold for $142,405,000.

To see what other art sold for at the auction, including work by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, head to Christie’s and scroll down.

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