Saturday, 23 February 2013

What's In A Name?

Paintings by amateur artist Lewis Todd were painted on the backs of canvases painted by Francis Bacon. Mr Todd's family discovered the Bacon fragments after Mr Todd died in 2006, but had no idea how he came by them. Their value has soared from zero to an estimated £100,000 (CLICK). The fragments are thought to be discards of Bacon's Screaming Pope series from the 1950s. They have been authenticated by the Francis Bacon Authentication Committee and come up for sale at Surrey auctioneers Ewbank's on 20 March. Fancy paying £100,000 for fragments of discarded canvases by a Big Name! Ridiculous.


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