Bacon triptych may become most expensive modern artwork

BEIJING, Oct. 17 —  A masterpiece by the artist Francis Bacon is poised to become one of the world’s most expensive paintings when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s in New York.
Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” is estimated to sell for at least 86 million U.S. dollars, but experts believe it may reach as much as 100 million, and could even smash the world record of 120 million dollars.
The painting is among a number of works previewed in London on Monday. Together they will form a sale of post-war and contemporary art in New York on November 12th.[db:内容2]