Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton's Painting Breaks Record With $34.2 Million Sale

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Rock legend Eric Clapton's bank balance was given a huge boost on Friday (12Oct12) when his painting by German artist GERHARD RICHTER sold for a record-breaking $34.2 million (£23.8 million).

The musician put the abstract work, called Abstraktes Bild (809-4), under the hammer at Sotheby's auction house in London, and the sale was expected to attract a maximum bid of $19 million (£11.88 million).

But it exceeded experts' estimations and was snapped up by an anonymous buyer just five minutes into the auction, prompting a round of applause.

The huge amount breaks the previous record for a price paid at auction for the work of a living artist, which was set in 2010 following the sale of Jasper Johns' Flag for $28.6 million (£17.8 million).

Clapton has made a huge profit from the sale - he bought the piece as a set of four in 2001 for $3.4 million (£2.13 million).


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