At auction auction house Sotheby’s, English expressionist Francis bacon “Study of a head” from the series “Screaming Pope” went for $50 million, informs RIA “news”.
The picture was painted in 1952. Its creation has pushed the work of art drawn by a Spanish artist Diego velázquez, which was a picture of Pope innocent X. the Original value of the “Screaming Pope” was estimated at $20-30 million of the identity of the new owner is not disclosed.
With the 70-ies of the last century the painting was owned by art collectors Richard lang and Jane lang Davis. As noted on the website of Sotheby’s, during this time, the painting was exhibited twice.
In addition, the hammer was sold another painting by bacon, entitled “Study for portrait”, written in 1981. Gave him $14.5 million. Notes that the works of a series of “Screaming popes” are considered to be one of the most provocative, which was created after the Second world war.