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Eric Clapton Continues Auction Sales With Cy Twombly

Clapton. COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

Eric Clapton.

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Next week in London Eric Clapton will sell a Cy Twombly painting from 1969 that he bought in 2012 for under $6 million that now bears that low estimate, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The news follows a streak of recent Clapton-related activity at auction. Every few years he sells his guitars for charity (which raises the question of exactly how many he owns/uses).

Then, of course, there was the matter of the Gerhard Richter he sold in 2012 at Sotheby’s London for $34.2 million, 30 times what he paid for it. That work, Abstraktes Bild (809-4), was actually part of a four-part series that includes Abstraktes Bild (809-1), which Clapton sold at Christie’s New York in 2013 for $20.9 million. He is said to own one other Richter.

Clapton! Master guitarist, master auction-house seller. What can’t the guy do? Let us know in the comments.

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