Sotheby's London was again breaking records this evening when a rare Francis Bacon triptych of George Dyer attracted bids from four collectors around the world, far surpassing its estimate and selling to a telephone bidder for a landmark price of £26,682,500 ($45,400,274). The sum paid sets a new benchmark for a small-scale triptych by the artist, eclipsing the previous record of £23 million* for a work in this format. Underbidding from Patti Wong, Sotheby's Chairman in Asia, helped drive the price to well over £20 million.
Limited Edition Print by Mark Woods from Venice Bienniale
We're very excited to announce the release of a reflective limited edition print by artist Mark Woods. This image was displayed at the 2013 Venice Biennale with the original showing at Hundred Years Gallery from the 7th of July.
This topsy turvy print is part of an edition of 30 and exclusively available online through Artlyst.
These are currently only available to Artlyst readers through this newsletter make sure to order yours now.
The past decade has seen an amazing blossoming of Darryll Schiff's work, so evident in his recent Evanescence series and his newest Descending to Heaven, just finished, project. They are metaphors for the impermanent, ephemeral quality of our lives, the constant flow and frenzy of contemporary times, illusions, and of perception versus reality.