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Rise in modern art prices fueled by emerging markets

Rise in modern art prices fueled by emerging markets

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --A modern art auction in New York Tuesday evening follows one Monday at which $134.6 million of art was sold in one hour.
Ed Adamczyk

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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Norman Rockwell painting sells for whopping $46 million

Norman Rockwell painting sells for whopping $46 million

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Norman Rockwell painted "Saying Grace" for the Saturday Evening Post back in 1951.
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Francis Bacon triptych sells for $142.4 million

Francis Bacon triptych sells for $142.4 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon, was sold to an anonymous buyer at an auction in New York for $142.4 million Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
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Roy Lichtenstein work sells for $44.8M

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Works by Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon were sold at auction this week for $44.8 million apiece, Sotheby's in New York said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Freud's Bacon portrait sold for $9.3M

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lucian Freud's 1967 portrait of his friend and fellow British painter Francis Bacon has sold for $9.3 million at a Christie's auction in London.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2008.
By United Press International
Bacon painting fetches $86M at auction

Bacon painting fetches $86M at auction

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- A 1976 triptych by late Irish-born painter Francis Bacon reportedly was sold for a record $86.3 million at Sotheby's in New York.
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. His dedication probably led to his death, bringing him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, and created both the Baron Verulam in 1618, and the Viscount St Alban in 1621; as he died without heirs both peerages became extinct upon his death. He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.

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