Gerhard Richter’s "Zwei Kerzen" to Be Offered at Auction for the First Time in November

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NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces that they will offer a masterpiece by Gerhard Richter at the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on November 10, 2010. One of the most monumental and iconic pictures ever painted by the artist, Zwei Kerzen , an image that is totally universal and transcends every border and collecting class, will be offered at auction in November for the first time and is expected to realize $12,000,000-16,000,000. The painting will be a presented in the public exhibition at Christie’s in London from 11 to 15 October during the Frieze Art Fair. Brett Gorvy, International Co-head of Contemporary Art and Deputy Chairman, Americas: “Gerhard Richter is one of the greatest artists of the Post-War period and the market for his work continues to reflect growing international