Richter tour de force from the collection of Eric Clapton to be sold in New York

Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild from the Collection of Eric Clapton will highlight Christie’s November 15, Evening Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art in New York (Estimate in the range of $20million). Dating from the artist’s most celebrated period of abstraction and one of the highlights of the fall season, Abstraktes Bild was acquired by the rock legend Eric Clapton at auction in 2001. The painting will be unveiled at Christie’s London, and on view to the public from October 1-6, 2016. Francis Outred, Chairman and Head of Post War and Contemporary Art EMERI, remarked: ‘This series marks a moment of great professional triumph for the Richter. First exhibited at Anthony d’Offay Gallery in 1995 as a group of four paintings, one of which is now in the joint collection of Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, the further three were acquired at auction by Eric Clapton from the

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