Last Tuesday we did a post on the record sale of the painting Diego en chemise écossaise by Giacometti. Well only a week later we have another record sale.
This Tuesday at Christie’s flagship evening sale, the triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by British painter Francis Bacon sold for an astounding $142.4 million, making it the most expensive piece of art auctioned off.
The triptych was bought by New York gallery, Acquavella Galleries. The New York based gallery in buying the triptych, made it the last one to not be in a museum to date.
Tuesday night auction at Christie’s wasn’t just a record-breaking night for Francis Bacon. In total, the auction house broke 10 other world records.
With record prices being doled out for classic art pieces – paintings, sculptures, and etc. Is it safe to assume that we are in an art renaissance? Only time will tell, but recent numbers seem to be pointing in that direction.
Information in this post via http://news.yahoo.com/francis-bacon-sets-art-record-142-4-mln-020651816.html