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Video: Francis Bacon triptych sells for record-making $142m


Francis Bacon’s three-panelled painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” has become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction where it was bought for $142.4m (€105.9m) on November 12. The 1969 triptych, never before offered at auction, carried a pre-sale estimate of about $85m (€63m) at the Christie’s auction in New York. The hammer came down at $127m, with the buyer’s premium making up the remainder of the price. Credit: Youtube/Christie's

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