Eric Clapton’s Richter Sets a Record Price for Any Living Artist at Auction.

LONDON - Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (809-4) from the collection of rock star Eric Clapton set a record price for the artist during the Contemporary Art Evening sale in London. The painting sold for £21.3 million ($34.3 million), eclipsing the previous auction record for Richter by more than $12 million and setting a new record for the work of any living artist.