The $46.3m painting that made Gerhard Richter sick

Kenneth Schlenker
Mar 21, 2015 · 3 min read

“There is something really shocking about the amount” — Gerhard Richter.

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Abstraktes Bild by Gerhard Richter

“We artists get next to nothing from such an auction.”

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German painter Gerhard Richter stands besides Abstraktes Bild. Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP

Despite Christie’s and Sotheby’s unique position to do so, their contribution to culture is close to zero.

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Why we share 50–50 with artists.

Richter would have made $2.3m had his work been resold on ArtList


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Kenneth Schlenker

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Welcome to ArtList

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Kenneth Schlenker

Written by

Entrepreneur, formerly @Bird, founder @stellarbaseinc, @artformco and chief host @gertrwde

Welcome to ArtList

Buy outstanding art directly from private collections worldwide. We write stories about them. artlist.co

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