Major works by Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko are set to fuel Christie’s auction of postwar and contemporary art in New York next month with a target of $500 million.
Martial Raysse hadn’t had a solo U.S. show for more than four decades when the 78-year-old French artist’s Pop paintings of neon-faced beauties went on view at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in New York last May.
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.
Francis Bacon’s painting of his lover fetched 42.2 million pounds ($70.3 million) at Christie’s in London today, including fees, the highest price paid for a single-panel work by the artist.
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.
There were several astonishing aspects to the sale of “Three Studies of Lucian Freud’’ by Francis Bacon at Christie’s International in New York.
Global art sales approached their pre-crisis high last year, led by record prices for postwar artists and a jump in U.S. auctions.
A 1963 female nude by Francis Bacon may raise as much as $30 million at an auction next month.
According to new archaeological evidence, human beings have been using paint for 100,000 years.
A 1961 female nude by Francis Bacon may raise $15 million at auction next month as owners regain confidence in the market for the U.K.’s most expensive artist.
"Three Studies of Lucian Freud."
- Francis Bacon on Oct 10, 2013