The oil-on-canvas 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' was sold at an auction in London in November 2013 for the highest price ever for a work of art. Who is the artist behind the painting?

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The oil-on-canvas 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' was sold at an auction in London in November 2013 for the highest price ever for a work of art. Who is the artist behind the painting? Francis Bacon

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Three Studies of Lucian Freud is a 1969 oil-on-canvas by the Irish-born British painter Francis Bacon. It is depicting artist Lucian Freud in three positions. Bacon and Freud were friends and artistic rivals. The painting were sold in November 2013 for US$142.4 million - the highest price attained at auction for a work of art when not factoring in inflation.



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