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Artist Gerhard Richter's Grand Success

By November 17, 2012

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Gerhard Richter, Getty Images Gerhard Richter's 'Abstraktes Bild (809-)' painting on view at Sotheby's London on October 8, 2012. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

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.

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