~30 YR OLD BRINGS HOME . . THE BACON
the veil has been lifted.
the mystery buyer of the FRANCIS BACON triptych, sold at CHRISTIE’S last week for a record $142 million, the highest price ever – for a work of art sold at auction was:
QATAR’S SHEIKHA MAYASSA aka “the most powerful woman in art.”
the daughter of the former emir of Qatar, and sister to the current Emir, “she is said to control billions of dollars that the royal family wants to spend on art for museums they are building.”
her oil rich family spent a record $158 million of Cezanne’s ‘Card Players’ last year . . .
apparently, what Sheikha wants, Sheikha . . gets.
‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ – the FRANCIS BACON triptych .. at lats week’s auction.
PHOTO: CHRYSTIE’S IMAGES Ltd / Handout via Reuters via NEW YORK POST
it actually looks quite a lot better in this installation/event photo than the catalog image. I guess that’s because of the way the light has been made to pin point on it, in a more dynamic and pleasing way. instead of coming across so bland and flat, in particular the center of the composition, and the figure, appears more dynamic and nuanced.
a little lighting can go a long way, ask any wedding planner.
looks very oriental in this image.
SHEIKHA MAYASSA of QUTAR.
PHOTO: AFP/Getty Images via NEW YORK POST