Strictly for high flyers, Francis Bacon's Portrait of George Dyer Talking, done in 1966, is expected to realise in excess of £30 million when it goes under the hammer in London next month.
First shown in Paris in the year of its creation, it depicts the young East End thief who Bacon caught attempting to burgle his studio and who later became his lover, muse, and arguably his greatest influence before dying of a drug overdose...
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