Gerhard Richter's 'Abstraktes Bild (809-)' sold at auction last month for $34.2 million, a new record for a living artist. The painting was owned by musician Eric Clapton and sold at Sotheby's London.
Gerhard Richter's art is hard to pin down at first glance. Is he an Old Masters-style figurative painter or is he a mechanical technician squeegeeing abstract stripes? Read more about this fascinating contemporary artist.