An oil painting by the German artist Gerhard Richter — and owned by guitarist Eric Clapton — has been sold for $34 million, an auction record for a work by a living artist. Titled “Abstraktes Bild,” the painting was done in 1994. The artwork was sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby’s in London Friday. Richter, 80, who lives in Cologne, is considered by some to be the world’s greatest living painter.
Jeffrey Osborne delivers
Singer Jeffrey Osborne will hand out checks to several Rhode Island charities from a celebrity golf tournament that raised money for them in August. Osborne is a Providence native best known for his 1980s hit ‘‘On the Wings of Love.’’ The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth brought in well-known names such as Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Pat Riley, The O’Jays, Sinbad, Celtics great John Havlicek, and others to raise money. Checks will be given out on Tuesday to charities including the MET School, Amos House, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Providence, and the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. (AP)
It’s a joke, right?
“No matter what the day, we go to sleep laughing, and we wake up laughing.” - Jeff Dunham, 50-year-old comedian and ventriloquist, about his marriage over the weekend to 32-year-old fitnessmodel Audrey Murdick.