Francis Bacon 1976 triptych Sells for $86.3 million, Breaks NYC Auction Record

A three-panel art work by Francis Bacon lately got success in breaking the NYC auction record at contemporary art auction on 14 May. It fetched in sales of $86 million plus after three bidders contended for it. The $86,281,000 price of the masterwork “Triptych, 1976” also set an auction record for the British artist. Another artwork that set an auction record is a 1963 painting “Overdrive” by pop artist Robert Rauschenberg. The painting generated sales of $14.6 million plus. Both the artworks got sold to an anonymous buyer and the aforementioned prices include the commission of the auction house.

Note: Counted 10 artworks from the lot of 83 failed to sell, thereby breaking records for almost 18 artists starting from Yves Klein and Piero Manzoni to Tom Wesselmann and Takashi Murakami.

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1976 triptych

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