Tag: Arts

Bacon’s Study of Freud Sells for $142.4 Million

For at least 10 minutes Christie’s overflowing salesroom watched in rapt attention as a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon sold for $142.4 million, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. Seven bidders vied for the painting – “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” – that depicts Bacon’s friend and rival, Lucian…

Banksy Sells Art for $60 in NYC

Banksy is halfway through his one-month residency in New York, with a new work of street art appearing each day. So far we’ve seen a truck full of stuffed animals drive through the Meatpacking District (Sirens of the Lambs) and various spraypainted murals show up across the city. However, Sunday’s contribution may be the most…

Minnesota Democrat Jim Graves No Longer Running For Congress

Jim Graves says he is indefinitely suspending his campaign for Congress now that Michele Bachmann has announced she won’t seek re-election. “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished,’” he told MinnPost. [Graves] says he…