Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter

Sotheby's via Bloomberg

"Abstraktes Bild (809-4)," (1994) by Gerhard Richter. The painting was sold by the rock guitarist Eric Clapton in a Sotheby's "Frieze Week" auction of contemporary works in London for 21.3 million pounds ($34.2 million) -- more than 30 times what Clapton paid for it in 2001.