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BACON PORTRAIT EXPECTED TO SELL FOR £7.5M AT CHRISTIE’S AUCTION IN OCTOBER

September 29th, 2008

Henrietta Moraes portrait by Francis Bacon, on sale at Christie\'s
Portrait of Henrietta Moraes by Francis Bacon, via the BBC

Francis Bacon, one of the best known painters of the 20th century and the focus of arecent retrospective at the Tate Britain, is in the news again. His 1969 portrait of socialite Henrietta Moraes, who also posed for Lucian Freud and other British artists, will be on sale at Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary auction on October 19th, in London. The painting, which was previously owned by Guinness heir Garech Browne, is expected to fetch £7.5 million. (artobserved.com)

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