Self-portrait by Francis Bacon
Two close friends
Shared their love of painting
Now laugh uproariously
Over money spent
Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon met in 1945. An intense bond quickly
developed between these two giants of post-war British painting.
It was inevitable that each would soon appear in the other's paintings.
Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" recently
set the record as the most expensive piece of art ever auctioned,
selling for $142,405,000.
Francis Bacon died April 28, 1992 and Lucian Freud died July 20, 2011.
Three Studies of Lucian Freud Francis Bacon
Oil portrait of Francis Bacon Lucian Freud
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I would paint a dream for that much money!ReplyDelete
Nicely put, Kathe! I still can't believe I'm reading that amount of money for art's namesake!!ReplyDelete
Definitely two great artists, thank you very much. Happy 2014! Leovi.ReplyDelete
Ah, that's for that information about the subject. Well composed.ReplyDelete
Impressive amount of money for that artwork. Hard to believe! Thanks for the info.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's a hunk of change indeed.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day. ♥♥♥
I learned something new! How does the song go? art for art's sake.... money for god's sake... ~ MReplyDelete
Interesting facts thanks for sharing along with your poem..I guess theyReplyDelete
will be always be remembered.
I understand the Bacon triptych is on view in Portland. I'd better go see it while I can.ReplyDelete
Your love of art shines through..excellent presentation..thank you...and Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Interesting take on the prompt...ReplyDelete
What the interesting facts! Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Excellent post...outrageous auction!ReplyDelete
Very interesting studies, and i'm always amazed by such prices.ReplyDelete
Ok, missy ... are we talking Russell and Kathe ... or Bacon and friend? Happy New Year you two!ReplyDelete
Interesting story. I bet they are laughing(but not as hard as the auctioneers)!ReplyDelete