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Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening Auction, London

Posted on 2013-02-13 05:03:55 in PRESS

Lot 11: Francis Bacon, 'Three Studies for a Self-Portrait', 1980. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London. All rights reserved.

Lot 16: Francis Bacon, 'Study for a Portrait', 1976. © The Estate of Francis Bacon / DACS London. All rights reserved.

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.

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