Eric Clapton-owned Richter painting to sell in NYC

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Updated: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:15:59 EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An oil painting by German abstract artist Gerhard Richter (GEHR'-hahrd RIHK'-tur) from Eric Clapton's collection is heading for a New York City auction. Christie's auction house says "Abstraktes Bild" is estimated to sell for $20 million to $25 million on Nov. 12. It says the English guitarist and songwriter bought the painting at auction in 2001. The large oil painting was executed in 1994. It has a rich palette of red, purple, violet and yellow evocative of a fall landscape. Richter's "Domplatz, Mailand" (DOHM'-plahtz MY'-lahnd) set a record for any living artist at auction in May when it sold at Sotheby's for $37 million.

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