Bacon Triptych Sells for Record $86.3 Million at Sothebys Art Auction NY

"Triptych, 1976" by Francis Bacon, an oil on pastel on canvas painting in three parts.
Tonight's Bacon was sold by a European collector who acquired the painting in 1977 at the Paris Galerie Claude Bernard. The buyer was a private European telephone bidder.
Sales at this evening's auction totaled $362 million, including commissions, topping the estimated range of $288.1 million to $356.7 million.
[from bloomberg]
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