LONDON, 16 February 2012 – Last night’s sale of Contemporary Art in London surpassed the high estimate and brought a total of £50,688,450/$79,672,106.  All six works by Gerhard Richter sold for an aggregate sum of £17.6 million, above the combined estimate for the group of £14.8 million.  In addition, a new record was set for a Richter landscape at auction when his 'Eis (Ice)' sold for £4,297,250/$6,754,418.