Like at Christie’s auction house this week where a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych — “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” — sold for a whopping $142.4 million.
And here I thought the ceramic cat salt and pepper shakers I got at a yard sale in Smallville for 25-cents was a good buy.
The price for the triptych, which depicts Bacon’s friend Lucian Freud perched on a wooden chair, was almost double the $85 million Christie’s had estimated. It also toppled the previous record set in May 2012 when Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold at Sotheby’s for $119.9 million.
One man’s trash is another man’s $142 million check, I guess, though I'm betting you can get the same thing at Home Goods for about $49.99.
Unless someone has one in their attic they wanna sell.