Francis Bacon Painting Fetches Record $70 Million at Auction

Francis Bacon Painting Fetches Record $70 Million at Auction

Francis Bacon's "Portrait of George Dyer Talking" (1966) fetched 42.2 million pounds ($70.3 million) yesterday. The price was a record for a single-panel painting by Bacon and a third of Christie’s 124.2 million pounds evening tally which exceeded last year’s total by 52 percent. Photograph: Christie's via AP Photo