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  • Francis Bacon triptych sells at auction for more than $45 million

    Francis Bacon triptych sells at auction for more than $45 million
    A triptych of paintings by Francis Bacon that depicts his close associate George Dyer brought in 26.7 million pounds (more than $45 million) in London on Monday, the highest selling item in a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art that saw $159.3 million in total sales.
  • Andy Warhol's Elvis Presley painting could sell for $50 million

     
    Andy Warhol would have another headline for his scrapbook. The prince of pop art’s portrait of Elvis Presley is set for the Sotheby's auction block and is expected to fetch $30 million to $50 million.

    Gunter Sachs' art collection heading to auction

     
    A trove of modern art owned by the late Gunter Sachs, the multi-millionaire European industrialist and playboy, will hit the auction block in May and is expected to bring in more than $31 million, according to Sotheby's.

    Worthy Canadian initiative

    Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay quotes Joseph Bottum on cranks: "There are three infallible signs of the crank. ... The first is that he has  theory about the Jews. The second is that he has a theory about money. And the third is that he has a theory...

    Edvard Munch's 'Scream' headed for auction at Sotheby's

     
    A version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is expected to bring in $80 million or more at a Sotheby's auction in New York. The sale, which was announced this week and is scheduled for May, will feature a version of the famous image created by the...