Triptych by Bacon via Bloomberg
In May Sotheby’s New York will auction a Francis Bacon painting which could fetch a record of $70 million. The triptych and was painted in 1976 when the Bacon lived in Paris, comprised of oil and pastel on canvas in three parts.
The current owner, a European collector, has owned the painting for 30 years. The current record for a work by Bacon was made in May 2007 when Study from Innocent X, 1962,’ sold in New York for $52.7 million.