Work by Gerhard Richter from the Weserburg Museum to Be Offered

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LONDON.- An important painting by Gerhard Richter from 1966, Matrosen (Sailors), will be among the highlights of Sotheby’s Contemporary evening sale in New York, to be held on 9 November 2010.The painting is being offered on behalf of the Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst in Bremen, Germany and is estimated to bring $6/8 million. Matrosen (Sailors) will be shown at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong and London before returning to New York for exhibition and sale. The Museum will also sell Franz Gertsch’s Portrait of Luciano, from 1975-76 within the next year. Works by the Swiss photorealist artist are exceedingly rare and the present work is the most important work ever to appear at auction. The Director of the Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Carsten Ahrens, held a press conference in Bremen, Germany today to announce plans for the future of the Museum. Joined by Carmen Emigholz, secretary for cultural affairs of th