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Francis Bacon painting breaks Christie's record

14 February 2014 Last updated at 08:11 GMT

A masterpiece by the British painter Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by Christies auction house in Europe.

The six-foot canvas of the artist's lover and muse George Dyer had been expected to sell for £28m ($47m), but eventually went for £42m ($70m) during a sale in London.

Tim Allman reports.

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