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paddles down Francis Bacon Sells for $142.4M VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty

Francis Bacon Sells for $142.4M

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.

November 12, 2013 7:54 PM

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