Triptych Bacon sold at auction Sotheby’s for 21.5 million US dollars automatic translate
The self-portrait of the triptych of the Anglo-Irish artist Francis Bacon was sold for 13.7 million pounds (21.5 million US dollars, 15.9 million euros) at the Sotheby’s contemporary art auction, which was held on Tuesday in London.
«Three Studies for a Self-Portrait» were bought by a German collector, Jurgen Hall, who represented the interests of «a major international institution» at the auction, the auction house said.
Completed in 1980, when the artist was already 71 years old, the painting is one of 11 famous self-portraits of Bacon (1909-1992). The work of the artist became the most attractive lot of this auction. Its estimated cost was estimated by experts Sotheby’s, from 10 to 15 million pounds.
During the auction, two works of the now living German artist Gerhard Richter «Abstraktes Bild (769-1)», created in 1992 and «Wolke» (1976), were also sold. The paintings were purchased for 8.1 million pounds (12.7 million dollars, 9.4 million euros) and 7.6 million pounds (11.8 million dollars, 8.8 million euros), respectively. In general, during the last auction on post-war and contemporary art, Sotheby gained 74.3 million pounds (116.3 million dollars, 86.3 million euros).
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