TODAY   |  November 13, 2013

Painting sells for record-breaking $142 million

“Three Studies of Lucian Freud” by Francis Bacon sold at Christie’s in New York for more than $142 million, the most money ever paid for an artwork at auction.

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>>> the art world has a new record holder. three studies sold at christys in new york last night for more than $142 million. that's the most ever paid for an art work at auction. bidding for the 1969 painting surpassed the nearly $120 million paid for a version of the scream last year.