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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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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
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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.
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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.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2008.
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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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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
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Modern art sale Sotheby's personal best

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A sale of contemporary art by well-known artists like Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons set a record for Sotheby's auction gallery in New York.

Bacon painting fetches $16.5M at auction

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- "Study from the Human Body, Man Turning on the Light," a painting by renowned 20th-century artist Francis Bacon, has been sold in London for $16.5 million.

Shakespeare's works questioned in Britain

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British actors Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance have renewed the debate on whether or not William Shakespeare was the true writer of his works.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2007.

Rothko bid a record for contemporary art

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- A $72.8 million bid for a Mark Rothko painting, a record for the artist and any contemporary work at auction, paced a record session at Sotheby's in New York.

Record prices spur art auctions

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Prices for contemporary art were riding high at art auctions in London, as a portrait painted by Francis Bacon in the 1950s sold for $27.3 million.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Jan. 22, 2007.
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Francis Bacon painting may fetch $23M

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Painter Francis Bacon's "Study for Portrait II" is expected to draw bids in the range of $23 million in an upcoming auction at Christie's in London.
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