Eric Clapton will sell a picture of the honored artist of Germany

Eric Clapton will sell a picture of the honored artist of GermanyRock musician Eric Clapton put up for sale a painting by German artist Gerhard Richter, one of the most expensive contemporary authors. According to Reuters, "Abstract painting" will be sold at the auction of contemporary art on October 12 in London.We are talking about the painting "Abstract painting (809-4), written in 1994. It is assumed that Clapton will be able to get for a work of art 14-18 million dollars. Painting Richter will become one of the top lots of the evening auction Sotheby's.This painting, considered a work of Museum quality, musician acquired in 2001 for $ 3.4 million, he bought two paintings from the same series - "Abstract painting" (809), which only includes four pictures. The fourth was purchased by the Tate galleries in conjunction with the National museums of Scotland.Former Cream guitarist not the first time working with auction houses - in 2011, at Bonhams, he sold about 70 of his guitars, which was sold for 2.15 million dollars. Then the musician donated all proceeds to the center for rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholics in Antigua, one of the founders of which is. Where the musician will use the proceeds from the sale of paintings Richter, not reported.Over the past five years several works by Richter were sold for amounts in excess of $ 10 million. The record auction price was set at the painting "Candle" (Kerze), pushed under the hammer in 2011 for 16.6 million dollars. Richter believes that prices for contemporary art is absurd. Source: Eric Clapton will sell a picture of the honored artist of Germany.

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