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Bacon, Koons Set Major Records in New York at Christie’s

A Francis Bacon triptych became the priciest artwork at auction in the biggest sale ever last night in New York.

Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s to Acquavella Galleries. It bested Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” which Sotheby’s sold in May 2012, by more than $20 million.