A painting by Irish-born British artist Francis Bacon of fellow U.K. painter Lucian Freud sold on June 29 for 43.3 million pounds ($52.5 million, 50.2 million euros), according to Sotheby's auction house.
The price is an auction record for a painting by Bacon sold in London and also for any single panel painting by the artist.
The most recent painting to make the top 10 was Claude Monet’s “Meules”, which sold at Sotheby’s auction house for $110.7 million
A Banksy picture which was half sliced by a shredder concealed in its frame when it was sold at auction fetched $25.4 million when it went back under the hammer in the same room in London on Oct. 14.
Onlookers gasped when the then-titled "Girl with Balloon" was sucked into a shredder as the hammer fell following a bid of $1.4 million at an October 2018 auction at Sotheby's in London.