Francis Bacon works impressively contributed to Sotheby's second-highest ever total for a February Contemporary Art Auction accumulating £74,364,200 / $116,357,664 / €86,321,943 in London last night. Lot 11 - Francis Bacon's oil on canvas triptych, 'Three Studies for a Self-Portrait', 1980, was the highest selling lot of the evening, going for £13,761,250 / $21,532,228 / €15, 974,055. The work was acquired by a German collector who will loan the masterwork to a major international institution. Lot 16 - Francis Bacon's oil on canvas pieces 'Study for Portrait', 1976, doubled its pre-sale estimate of £1.8 - 2.5 million, selling for £4,521,250 / $7,074,400 / €5,248,266. See the details on every lot featured in the auction here.
Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London
Posted on 2013-02-13 05:03:55 in PRESS