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In this file photo of April 12, 2013, Sotheby's employees pose with Gerhard Richter's 1968 oil on canvas painting 'Domplatz, Mailand' in London. The piece, considered an outstanding example of Richter's 1960s photo-painting technique, depicts a shopping center facing Milan's cathedral. It sold for $37 million at Sotheby's in New York, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Richter painting sells for $37 million in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — A monumental 20th-century masterpiece by German artist Gerhard Richter (GEHR'-hahrd RIHK'-tur) has sold for $37 million at a New York City auction.

Sotheby's says "Domplatz, Mailand" (DOHM'-plahtz MY'-lahnd) set a record for any living artist at auction. It was purchased Tuesday by a private American collector.

The 9-foot-by-9-foot oil was commissioned by Siemens Elettra (ZEE'-mehns eh-LEHT'-truh) in 1968 for its Milan offices.

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