Triptych by Francis Bacon Auctioned for $142M, Sets World Record - The Capsule

Triptych by Francis Bacon Auctioned for $142M, Sets World Record - The Capsule

Yesterday a world record was set, but not for speed. Artist Francis Bacon’s triptych of ‘Three Studies of Lucien Freud‘ sold for an unprecedented $142 million at Christie’s Auction House in Manhattan. Not only was the 1969 painting sold for $142, but it was sold within 6 minutes of bidding. The previous record holder was ‘Scream‘ by Edvard Munch. (Via NY Post)

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