Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

Christie's Images Ltd. 2013 via Bloomberg

"Three Studies of Lucian Freud" (1969) by Francis Bacon. The triptych, estimated at more than $85 million at hammer prices, was the most valuable lot in an auction of postwar and contemporary art at Christie's International in New York on Nov. 12. in New York. The work sold for $142.4 million including fees to Acquavella Galleries to become the priciest work at any public auction.