Buyer Of The World's Most Expensive Painting Is Probably Not Sheikha Mayassa
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Last week Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was purchased for a record-breaking $142,405,000 at Christie's, becoming the most expensive painting ever sold at auction. In typical art world fashion, the piece was sold to Acquavella Galleries on behalf of a very "secret" buyer.
Rumors have since swirled over the anonymous purchaser, with both Steve Wynn and Roman Abramovich's names passed around as potential bidders. And this Tuesday the New York Post "exclusively" announced the alleged identity of the lucky collector who brought home the Bacon as Qatar’s Sheikha Mayassa.
But, in what could be some of the most predictable news delivered across the internet, it turns out Page Six's claim is probably false. Bettina Prentice, a representative of Acquavella, explained to The Huffington Post that "the rumors circulating are incorrect." According to the gallery, Mayassa's not the winning Bacon bidder.
So why did Page Six pin the Bacon tail on Mayassa?
She is the daughte
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