This extraordinary Francis Bacon triptych from the William S. Paley Collection is one of the true masterpieces of his career and marks the first inception of his painting of Henrietta Moraes, who became one of his most famous and preferred sitters. Held in stewardship by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the last 30 years, it is coming to market for the first time since William S. Paley acquired it from the Marlborough Gallery. It will be the top lot in the Contemporary Evening Auction in London on 14 October at 19:00. To learn more about one of the great bohemian muses of the 1950's and 1960's, Henrietta Moraes, please click here. Please watch the livestream on 14 October at sothebys.com.
Expert Voices: Tom Eddison on Francis Bacon's Three Studies for Portrait of Henrietta Moraes
London | 14 October 2022