Eric Clapton-owned Richter painting to sell in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — A work by German abstract painter Gerhard Richter from the collection of Eric Clapton is heading for a New York City auction.
Christie’s says “Abstraktes Bild” is estimated to sell for $20 million to $25 million on Nov. 12.
It says the English guitarist and songwriter purchased the oil painting at auction in 2001.
The large oil painting was executed in 1994. It has a rich palette of red, purple, violet and yellow evocative of a fall landscape.
Richter’s “Domplatz, Mailand” set a record for any living artist at auction in May when it sold at Sotheby’s for $37 million.