Fran­cis Ba­con paint­ing sells for $142M, passes ‘The Scream’ record for auc­tion

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NEW YORK | A 1969 paint­ing by Fran­cis Ba­con has sold for more than $142 mil­lion in New York, a record for the most ex­pen­sive art­work ever sold at auc­tion.

“Three Stud­ies of Lu­cian Freud” was sold at Christie’s post­war and con­tem­po­rary art sale Tues­day night. The work de­picts Ba­con’s artist friend.

The price tops the nearly $120 mil­lion paid for Ed­vard Munch’s “The Scream,” which set a record when it was sold at a Sotheby’s auc­tion in 2012.

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