Nov 2013

Francis Bacon triptych Three Studies of Lucian Freud sets auction record

The 1969 triptych, never before offered at auction, had carried a pre-sale estimate of about $85m. In the end it easily eclipsed the $119.9m price of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, achieved in May 2012 year at Sotheby’s. The previous record for a Bacon work of art was $86.3m set in 2008. Francis Bacon’s three-panelled painting Three […]


Nov 2013

Art stolen by Nazis found in Munich (Germany)

A collection of 1,500 artworks confiscated by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s has been found in the German city of Munich.  Bavarian customs investigators originally found the art in a trash-filled Munich apartment belonging to an 80-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt more than two years ago, but it was not disclosed at the time, Focus magazine […]