The Bacon and Freud effect

Lawes, Viv
July 2008
Art Newspaper;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 17 Issue 193, p54
The article discusses the highlights of the British Art Week hosted by Christie's in London, England from June 4 to 6, 2008. Based on the article, the 20th-century British art works performed better than the Victorian and traditional works during the event. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought Francis Bacon's "Triptych" and Lucian Freud's "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping." It is noted that the sales of Christie's were below the pre-sale estimate.


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