A member of Christie’s staff looks at Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucien Freud in London prior to its sale. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Following the art auction results at Christie’s and Sotheby’s can feel like watching the Olympics before the clampdown on illegal drugs. It’s no fun, (...)

Andy Warhol’s artwork ‘Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)’ is displayed while being auctioned at Sotheby’s.  Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Art collectors dug deep into their pockets on Wednesday and smashed records for a second straight night as Sotheby’s held the biggest auction in its h(...)