Rare Francis Bacon self-portrait up for sale for first time

theguardian | Mark Brown:

A rare and unusually positive self-portrait by Francis Bacon, an artist better known for the many demons that haunted him throughout his life, is coming to the market for the first time. The auction house Sotheby’s said Two Studies for a Self-Portrait (1970) was the finest of all Bacon’s self-portraits and would be sold in New York on 11 May with an estimate of $22m-$30m (£19m-£26m)… Read more

Image: Francis Bacon, Two Studies for a Self-Portrait (1970): (c) Sotheby’s