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 (...)

Three Studies for a Portrait of John Edwards. Photograph: Christie’s Images Ltd

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $80.8 million (€58.9 million) in New York last night. The triptych painting Three Studies for (...)

‘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(...)

The salesroom at Christie’s auction house is shown during the auction of Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ in New York. Photograph: Reuters/Christie’s Images

Mystery surrounds the identity of the new owner of the most valuable work of art sold at auction – a painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon. Chr(...)

Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” on display as it is auctioned at Christie’s in New York, November 12th, 2013. The painting sold for $142.4 million, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times.

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon sold for $142.4 million (€105.3 million) at auction in New York last night – the most valuable work of (...)

Francis Bacon’s Three Studies of Lucian Freud which is poised to break the previous world auction record for the artist of $86 million achieved in 2008

Works by Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol are poised to break records this week at New York’s two big auction houses at sales that would boost an already(...)

A woman views Three Studies of Lucian Freud, by Francis Bacon, at Christie’s, in central London. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

A painting by Dublin-born artist Francis Bacon may sell for up to $100 million (€72 million) at auction in New York next month and become one of the m(...)

Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse (1919), one of seven paintings stolen last October from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam

A woman in Romania is suspected of burning several multi-million euro paintings - including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet - after museum officia(...)

Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse (1919), one of seven paintings stolen last October from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam

The international art world is on tenterhooks today as it awaits the results of forensic tests on ashes found in a house in eastern Romania, raising f(...)

Reginald Gray. His sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Reginald Gray, who has died aged 82, was a portrait painter whose sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan. Among the s(...)