Thursday February 27, 2020

Bacon triptych expected to make $80m

Making global headlines is a Francis Bacon late period triptych, expected to fetch in the region $80 million when it goes under the hammer in New York next month.

20th April, 2014
Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards celebrates Bacon's relationship with the man he described as ''the only true friend I ever had.

Making global headlines is a Francis Bacon late period triptych, expected to fetch in the region $80 million when it goes under the hammer in New York next month. Painted in 1984, and centre piece of the artist's retrospective at the London Tate Gallery in 1985-86, Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards celebrates Bacon's relationship with the man he described as ''the only true friend I ever had.

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