Auctioneering! – Clapton’s Richter painting Rocks the Hammer at $34,190,756, Warhol’s 1978 Self-Portrait … underperforms … at $771,732

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According to Artinfo, Eric Clapton’s Gerhard Richter, “Abstraktes Bild (804-9),” surprised the Art Market, at a Sotheby’s London auction, and shattered records going for $34,190,756, establishing a new high for the artist’s work, while Andy Warhol’s “Self-Portrait” from 1978 went shy of its expected selling price and “only” hit in at $771,732. Another Warhol, from his “Ladies and Gentlemen” series “barely drew notice” at $637,030.

See a “Slideshow of Top Lots From Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction,” on Artinfo, linked here.

Meanwhile, Art Clon® – an internet concern that promises to “Paint your Dream Art Your Life” offers – and gives a 100% money-back guarantee on – the Warhol “Self-Portrait” for $181.00, and – for that POPular price – will include shipping.

Previously on Art is Life:

Robert Hughes: on the Business of Art… and on Hype … “isn’t it a miracle how much money and so little ability can produce?”

Pop (art) will eat itself (con’t) … Warhol art floods the Art Market, … and the Supermarket

Andy Warhol – The Complete Picture (2002)

“Pop (art) will eat itself,” con’t – Velvet Underground lose copyright fight over Andy’s Banana

“Pop (art) will eat itself,” cont’d – the Warhol Foundation to sell part of the Pop artist’s collection of silkscreens, prints, photographs

Robert Hughes, “the greatest art critic of our time” … on Pop Art and Andy Warhol

Banksy served his own take on Warhol and pop art at MoMA – “buon appetito!”

Campbell’s Soup does Warhol – proving unequivocally that pop (art) will eat itself

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