Gerhard Richter’s massive painting of Milan’s Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square) has sold for $37m USD, setting a new auction record for a living artist. Domplatz, Mailand (1968) was originally commissioned by electronics giant, Siemens, in an effort to cheers up their offices, and is instantly recognizable as Richter, with its fuzzy black-and-white photo-painting technique. At almost 3 metres by 3 metres, Domplatz, Mailand is one of the German artist’s biggest works and was sold by the Hyatt hotel group, via Sotheby’s, to Donald Bryant, a Napa Valley vineyard owner. Previous to this sale, Richter already held the record for a living artist after Eric Clapton sold the artist’s Abstraktes Bild for £21.3m in London in 2012. (via)