A 1969 painting by artist Francis Bacon has set a new world record for most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
The painting is called the “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” and was purchased for $142 million at Christie’s on Tuesday night.
The auction lasted a mere 6 minutes, with fierce bidding in the room and on the phone.Christie’s did not say who bought the painting.
The price surpassed the nearly $120 million paid for Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” which set a world record when it was sold at Sotheby’s in a 2012 sale.
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