Painting, according to some, has long been as defunct and deceased as Monty Python’s parrot.
To perform John Cage’s “4’33",” musicians come out, bow and then remain silent for the duration. Premiered in 1952, it’s his most influential work.
Paintings by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat boosted a 87.9 million-pound ($146 million) Sotheby’s auction as wealthy collectors from 40 countries competed for established and emerging art trophies.
Six paintings by Gerhard Richter sold last night at auction for a total of almost $30 million, confirming his status as the most bankable living artist, dealers said.
Lucien Smith’s 8-foot-tall canvas made by spraying blue paint from a fire extinguisher fetched 194,500 pounds ($319,135) at Phillips’s auction of contemporary art yesterday in London.
"A.B. Courbet ."
- Gerhard Richter on Oct 14, 2013