WSJ Reports Former Wife of Steve Wynn the Winning Bid on Record-Setting Francis Bacon

January 16th, 2014

Elaine Pascal Wynn, via WSJThe Wall Street Journal reports that two sources close to the record-setting sale of a Francis Bacon triptych last year at Christie’s have said that the work was purchased by Elaine Pascal Wynn, the billionaire ex-wife of casino mogul Steve Wynn.  While her motives are unclear, sources state that she purchased the work through dealer Bill Acquavella, who placed the $127 million bid by phone.

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