New York, 15 May 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The contemporary sale organised in New York on 14 May allowed Barnett Newman to set a new sale record, and enabled Gerhard Richter to break the record of all works by living artists sold during auction sales. The session thus gained a total of $294m, with 82.8% of the lots finding buyers. The items on offer were created between 1940 and today.
A work by American painter Barnett Newman, a figure of abstract expressionism, reached the record price of $43.84m. The canvas titled Onement VI represents two triangles in vibrant blue, divided by a clear blue line. Another incredible sale was that of Domplatz, Mailand (Piazza del Duomo, Milan) by Gerhard Richter, an oil created in 1968, which was estimated at about $30m to $40m and was sold for $37.125m to