martes, julio 12, 2005

Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, stars of the contemporary art sales in London

Like last year, the art market's leading auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, counted on Francis BACON and Lucian FREUD to underpin the success of their contemporary art sales in London.
Collectors renewed their attachment to the artists from the London School with some outstanding bidding which resulted in a new record for Francis Bacon. His 2 metre-high painting, "Portrait of George Dyer staring into a Mirror" (1967), fetched GBP 4.9 million (including fees) with a pre-sale estimate range of GBP 2.5 - 3.5 million. Between January 1997 and June 2005, Francis Bacon's price index rose 175% and of which +60% in the past 12 months... + INFO

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