Sotheby’s handout image of art handlers with Three Studies for a Self-Portrait (1980) by Francis Bacon, one of two self-portraits by the artist that are to go on public display for the first time.  Photograph: Sotheby’s/PA Wire

Two Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on public display for the first time after they were rediscovered in a private collection.Experts knew of t(...)

Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer by Francis Bacon, sold in London for £26.7 million (€33.6m)

Monday, June 30th Sotheby’s, London. Contemporary Art auction. Three Studies for Portrait of George Dyer (triptych painting) by Francis Bacon, £26.7 (...)

A Francis Bacon small-format triptych of his lover George Dyer made what Sotheby’s called a “landmark” price of £26.7 million (€33.4 million) yesterday in a contemporary art sale that surpassed estimates and set records in London. Photograph: Reuters. 1:52

A Francis Bacon small-format triptych of his lover George Dyer made what Sotheby’s called a “landmark” price of £26.7 million (€33.4 million) yesterda(...)

Boléro Violet by  Henri Matisse which will be sold at Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surreal Art sale on February 5th with a top estimate of €10 million

A torrent of money was poured into the international art market last year and the spending looks set to continue in 2014. This week, Christie’s report(...)

Christie’s New York sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on Wednesday achieved $495 million (€386 million), the highest total in auction histo(...)