Today Francis Bacon's 1969 painting, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, sold for $142,405,000 at Christie's postwar and contemporary art sale. Not all that familiar with Francis Bacon's work, I did a google search. I encourage you to do the same if you are not already familiar with this artist's hideous work. That these repulsive images are so highly sought after must say something very disturbing about our dying culture. Ugh.