I Bid On The $142.4M Dollar Painting

It took seven superrich bidders to propel a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych to $142.4 million at Christie’s on Tuesday night, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. William Acquavella, the New York dealer, is thought to have bought the painting on behalf of an unidentified client, from one of Christie’s skyboxes. Here’s a secret: I, too, bid on the painting. I was only $142,399,999 short.

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