Sotheby’s to Sell Long-Missing Francis Bacon Self-Portraits This July in London

April 27th, 2015

Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1980) by Francis Bacon, via The GuardianA pair of Francis Bacon self-portraits that have been considered missing since they were painted in the mid-1970’s have been found, and are going on sale at Sotheby’s this July in London, estimated at £15 million each.  “Marlborough Fine Art kept a photographic archive and so both of these paintings appeared in a book on Bacon’s self-portraits but, apart from being reproduced in books, they’ve not been seen,” says Sotheby’s Oliver Barker. “We knew of the existence of the paintings but simply had no idea where they could be.”Read more at The Guardian