The 1994 oil-on-canvas “Abstraktes Bild (809-4)” is one of a series of three Richter paintings bought by the U.K.-born rock guitarist for around £2 million in total at Sotheby’s (BID) New York in November 2001. At the time, this was an auction record for a lot containing abstracts by the German artist.
It was bought at Sotheby’s on Friday for £21,321,250. Guess what? A new auction record. It is described as a “masterpiece of calculated chaos”.
We reckon some people have way too much money and have got shit for brains.
(Apologies if it’s upside down but, be honest, how could you possibly ruin it? ff)
If you look hard at the yellow bit in the middle you can see the face of Bart Simpson.
We’ll make it easier to see –