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Francis Bacon Costs the
Same as Carl Crawford

Wall Street Journal, by Geoff Foster and Kevin Clark

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Posted By:Hazymac, 11/14/2013 1:38:46 PM

The art world was abuzz Tuesday night when an auction of contemporary and postwar works at Christie´s New York netted a total of roughly $692 million. Of course, to Major League Baseball´s brass, this figure represents a quiet off-season of spending. The biggest sale of the night was a Francis Bacon triptych called "Three Studies in Lucian Freud" that went for a record $142.4 million. If the unidentified buyer had been more interested in speedy outfielders than bleak expressionism, he or she could have used that money to hire the services of Dodger Carl Crawford for seven years. Another buyer

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Looks like Obama has a ways to go in impoverishing nabob art patrons. To some, nothing says sybaritic conspicuous consumption like the gold-plated mega-speedyachts that can cross oceans. For others it´s art, both classical and modern. At least a few of the modern artists whose works are selling for tens of millions possess what might in a pinch be called artistic talent. There is no doubt about the business talent behind the chichi auction houses which work on collectors like a trail of cracker crumbs to pigeons. And whoever could spring for a $142.4M bauble like the Francis Bacon

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/14/2013 1:42:00 PM     (No. 9613320)

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triptych could probably afford a major league franchise.

(I must admit that as a direct descendant of Sir Francis Bacon through my paternal grandmother, I have never until today heard of the Francis Bacon of modern art. Must have been nice to be him.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KingBubo, 11/14/2013 2:35:29 PM     (No. 9613360)

I doubt this Luician guy could even hit for a .200 average and definitely couldn´t play LF. I also think Lucian is a righty.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/14/2013 3:35:20 PM     (No. 9613418)

MMMMMMMMMM, bacon...............

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