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.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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