Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild (648-3) 1987 sold for $31.5 million
This evening Christie’s brought in the highest-ever total for an
auction, at their contemporary sale in New York, grossing $852.9 million
across 75 lots. That figure beat the sale’s formidable estimate of
$630 million to $836 million, and more than doubled the $343.7 million
that its rival, Sotheby’s, brought in at its contemporary art auction last night
The previous record for an auction was $745 million, which was set back
in May at Christie’s contemporary art auction in the same room.