Auctioning Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon: A Sales History

Sophie Hatchwell

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


This publication of the Nobile Index Series, written by Sophie Hatchwell, academic at Bristol University, focuses on the sales history of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, two titans of modern art. Both controversial, revered, and celebrated in their lifetime, this publication will explore how their work has fared at auctions since 1990. Comparing the fortunes of both, Sophie Hatchwell examines how genres, media, significant sales and exhibitions, and their deaths have impacted upon the value of their work individually. The publication comes in two sections - an introduction, results and analysis, and a booklet insert of appendices. This edition on Bacon and Freud marks the fifth and final publication of the Nobile Index series. To celebrate its release, a commemorative edition comprising all five publications, on Sickert, Bomberg, Lowry, Spencer, and Bacon and Freud will be produced.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPiano Nobile Publications
ISBN (Print)9781901192421
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Lucian Freud
  • Francis Bacon
  • British Art
  • auctions


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