Tag: Francis Bacon


Painting Sold For $142-Million

On Tuesday, someone paid more than $142-million for a painting.

It’s the most anyone has ever paid for a painting sold in an auction.

The painting is called “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” by an Irish-born painter named Francis Bacon.

It’s actually three paintings that go together. That is known as a “triptych.”

The sale took just six minutes.

Because it was an auction, people had to bid for the painting.

Some people were bidding in person, and some people were bidding over the telephone.

The auction house is not saying who purchased the painting.