Francis Bacon in his studio, circa 1960. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

In the Hugh Lane Gallery, on Parnell Square in Dublin, Michael Peppiatt is reading from his new memoir, Francis Bacon in Your Blood, which details (...)

‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ by Francis Bacon which sold for a world record $142.4m during Christie’s art sale in New York. Photograph: Christie’s Images via Getty Images

There is a certain logic to the fact that Francis Bacon’s 1969 painting Three Studies of Lucian Freud broke auction records when it sold for $142.4 mi(...)