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    Francis Bacon Sells for $142.4M

    Three Studies of Lucian Freud - 1969 " during the opening of the exhibition 'Caravaggio and Bacon' at the Borghese museum in Rome on September 30, 2009. The exhibition runs until January 24, 2010.        AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)


    Francis brought home the bacon. Selling for an incredible $142.4 million, a triptych by Francis Bacon depicting Lucian Freud shattered the record for art sold at auction at Christie's on Tuesday night. The three-panel piece, called Three Studies of Lucian Freud, was sold for $20 million more than Edvard Munch's The Scream, which held the record. It also broke the record for highest pre-sale estimate, which was set at nearly $85 million.

    Read it at The New York Times