A monumental Barnett Newman canvas fetched a record $43.8 million at a $294 million Sotheby’s auction last night, as contemporary art prices rose with stocks.
Francis Bacon works discovered on the backs of amateur paintings sold for almost $70,000 today at an auction in Surrey, southern England.
Francis Bacon works discovered on the backs of amateur paintings may sell for at least 100,000 pounds ($154,000) when they come up for auction next month.
Paintings by Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter and Jean-Michel Basquiat boosted a $117 million auction, the year’s first major test of demand for contemporary art.
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.
Last year, David Hockney reminisced to me about Francis Bacon, characterizing him as “the first intelligent painter I met who dismissed a lot of abstract art.”
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.
A record Salvador Dali painting and a triptych by Francis Bacon last night boosted a sell-out auction at Sotheby’s London as collectors snapped up 20th-century art from a private collection.
Collectors at a $108.4 million sale last night pushed a Glenn Brown painting to three times the artist’s record, while remaining choosy about secondary works by auction stars such as Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon.
"Study for Self-Portrait."
- Francis Bacon on Jun 26, 2012