Sotheby's 2 -1 Christie's

June 29 2011

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Picture: Christie's

That's the score for this week's contemporary and post-war evening sales. Christie's made the headlines this morning with the sale of Francis Bacon's Study for a Portrait (above) for £18m. But when it came to the totals raised, Sotheby's triumphed by a long way - £108.8m vs £78.8m.

Sotheby's Campbell's Soup picture by Andy Warhold failed to sell at £3.5-4.5m, however.

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