Bringing Home The $70M Bacon

francis-bacon_2__492921a1Fancy a Francis Bacon rug? Have $70 million to spare? According to this report, ‘Bacon’s early life as a rugmaker is almost forgotten, and his output so small that an example held by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum was thought to be one of only three to exist. His rug oeuvre has suddenly increased, however, after an Iranian carpet dealer cleaned out one of her storerooms and took a pile of rugs to an auction house in Wiltshire.’

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