A 1963 female nude by Francis Bacon may raise as much as $30 million at an auction next month.
There were several astonishing aspects to the sale of “Three Studies of Lucian Freud’’ by Francis Bacon at Christie’s International in New York.
Francis Bacon’s painting of his lover fetched 42.2 million pounds ($70.3 million) yesterday, boosting Christie’s evening sale of postwar and contemporary art in London.
According to new archaeological evidence, human beings have been using paint for 100,000 years.
The priciest segment of the art market surged to record highs in 2013 amid demand from established collectors and wealthy new buyers from emerging- market economies.
"Study for Head of Lucian."
- Francis Bacon on Jul 01, 2014