Most Expensive Piece Of Art Sold In Auction

most expensive piece of art sold at auction
most expensive piece of art sold at auction

In 2012 Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”  sold at $119.9 million with Sotheby’s New York. This  held the Record for the most expensive piece of art sold at auction until now.

Within SIX minutes, fetching 142.4 million, Francis Bacon’s three-panel painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” broke the record with New York auction house Christie’s.

The oil painting shows Freud (Bacons’ best friend and rival) sitting on a cane-bottomed wooden chair within a cage, on a curved mottled-brown surface with a solid orange background. Behind each figure is a headboard of a bed, originating in a set of photographs of Freud by John Deakin which Bacon used as a reference.

Francis Outred, the head of post-war and contemporary art for Christie’s Europe, had described the piece as a “true masterpiece that marks Bacon and Freud’s relationship”.“The juxtaposition of radiant sunshine yellow contrasting with the brutal physicality and immediacy of the brushstrokes in this celebrated life-size triptych is what makes Bacon’s art so remarkable.”

A rep for Christies would not comment on who bought this masterpiece, which leaves us all in mystery. Who do you believe bought this painting?

 

most expensive piece of art sold at auction

most expensive piece of art sold at auction