AP is reporting that a portrait of painter Francis Bacon has fetched about $9.4 million dollars in a London auction. The portrait was painted by Bacon’s artist friend Lucian Freud. There are only two known portraits of the legendary painter with the other one still missing after it was stolen back in 1988 in Germany.
According to an auctioneer, the painting “”offers a tangible and intimate glimpse into the inspirational friendship of two of the greatest British artists of the 20th century.”
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