[QODLink]
Americas

US museum gains attention for Bacon display

The Portland Art Museum is currently displaying a work by Francis Bacon that sold for $142m at auction.

Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 15:45
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The Portland Art Museum in the US has garnered international attention by displaying a three-panel Francis Bacon work, the highest price ever paid for a painting in an auction.

Elaine Wynn, co-founder of the Wynn Casino Empire, paid $142m for Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud."

Initially the name of the buyer was not revealed.

Al Jazeera's Allen Schauffler reports from Portland, Oregon.

63

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Swathes of the British electorate continue to show discontent with all things European, including immigration.
Astronomers have captured images of primordial galaxies that helped light up the cosmos after the Big Bang.
Critics assail British photographer's portrayal of indigenous people, but he says he's highlighting their plight.
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
Featured
No one convicted after 58 people gunned down in cold blood in 2009 in the country's worst political mass killing.
While hosting the World Internet Conference, China tries Tiananmen activist for leaking 'state secrets' to US website.
Once staunchly anti-immigrant, some observers say the conservative US state could lead the way in documenting migrants.
NGOs say women without formal documentation are being imprisoned after giving birth in Malaysia.
Public stripping and assault of woman and rival protests thereafter highlight Kenya's gender-relations divide.