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Feb 14, 2014 | 5:27am EST

A painting by legendary artist Francis Bacon has become one of the most expensive artworks ever sold after it went under the hammer for nearly $70 million (£42 million). The abstract painting of the artist's lover/muse George Dyer was auctioned off at Christie's in London on Thursday (13Feb14) and was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $67.2 million (£42 million).

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