This Painting Sold! For 142.2 Million

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A Triptych by British painter Francis Bacon, 20th century figurative artist, who lived from 1909 to 1992, -- "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" -- sold for $142.4 million, smashing the world record for the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned.
This Painting Sold! For 142.2 Million

What's A Triptych? We Knew you would ask...
Triptych Painting (/ˈtrɪptɪk/ TRIP-tik; (from the Greek adjective τρίπτυχοs ("three-fold"), from tri-= "three" + ptysso= "to fold") is a work of art (usually a panel painting) that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open.

“Three Studies of Lucian Freud” was purchased for $142.4 million at Christie’s postwar and contemporary art sale on Tuesday night. The triptych depicts Bacon’s artist friend.

The work sold after “six minutes of fierce bidding in the room and on the phone,” Christie’s said in a statement. The price includes the buyer’s premium. Christie’s did not say who bought the painting.

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This Painting Sold! For 142.2 Million


This Painting Sold! For 142.2 Million



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