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.
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.
The contemporary-art market surged by 35 percent in 2011’s auctions as an influx of wealthy buyers sought refuge from financial turmoil.
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- Gerhard Richter on Oct 14, 2013