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SPIEGEL BLUTORT

SPIEGEL BLUTORT

Germany’s Gerhard Richter (born 1932) has twice broken his own record for the highest auction price for a painting by a living artist. He first set the record in October of 2012 when Abstraktes Bild sold for $34 million. He later broke his own record in May of 2013 when Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral square, Milan) sold for $37.1 million. Then, in February of 2015, the German once again topped himself when Abstraktes Bild sold for $44.5 million. Richter’s glass paintings have not sold too badly either. Two of his Spiegel blutrot (Mirror, Blood Red) paintings each sold for $1.3 million. The one featured above was sold at Sotheby’s New York on May 12, 2009 after a very similar one had been purchased on November 11, 2008.

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