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    Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:29:28

    Eric Clapton Sells Painting for $34.2 Million - He bought it for $3.4 million so he cleaned up

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    Eric Clapton sold a painting by German artist Gerhard Richter for a record-breaking $34.2 million. The classic rock legend bought the artwork for only $3.4 million back in 2001, so clearly, the guitarist made a killing by selling it. That's what we call a profit.

    The painting, titled "Abstraktes Bild (809-4)," was put up for auction at Sotheby's in London, with advance estimates hovering at around $19 million.

    An anonymous buyer bought it at a price that was much higher than expected.

    Fuck yeah it was much higher.

    What is your favorite Eric Clapton song?

    —Katie Sheehan
    10.18.12



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