“Study of a Nude with Figure in a Mirror,” Francis Bacon via Bloomberg
A Francis Bacon painting of a female nude was sold last night in London, for £20 million ($39.7 million).
Auctions record at Sothby’s [BBC News]
Bacon’s painting sold for £20 million [Bloomberg]
Sotheby’s triumph in London last night [Guardian.co.uk]
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction [the Economist]
With this sale, Sotheby’s completed Europe’s biggest contemporary-art sale. The buyer remains anonymous. Also last night, three self portraits by Warhol from 1986 reached almost £11.5m from an anonymous buyer.