Bacon & Freud continue to rise

February 12 2011

Image of Bacon & Freud continue to rise

Picture: Sotheby's

A 1952 Lucian Freud self-portrait sold at Sotheby's last night for £3.28m, beating its £600-800,000 estimate. Well worth it I'd say. Francis Bacon's triptych of Freud sold for £23m, a price that comfortably beat the $3.8m for a comparable work that sold in New York in 2003.

The pictures were part of the private collection of the late George Kostalitz.

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