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Painting sets record February 11, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts.

Christie’s has auctioned a Francis Bacon painting belonging to Sophia Loren for the record price of £14.2 million.

The sale price makes it the most expensive work of art ever by Bacon, and a record price for a painting in the post-war period in dollars, though not in pounds, an effect of modern exchange rates.

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