Economically tough times lead to backroom deals and distress selling
Now that auction houses are no longer offering guarantees, an increasing number of purchases are likely to take placeas discreet transactions brokered by art dealers
Buyer of Warhol’s Green Car Crash revealed?
The large-scale “disaster painting” is the most expensive Andy Warhol ever to sell at auction
Bacon show for Zhukova and Abramovich's CCC Moscow
Having set a record for the artist at auction, the collectors put the art to work
Francis Bacon claims his place at the top of the market
As Tate Britain opens a major travelling retrospective, we examine the factors underpinning the meteoric rise in prices for the artist’s work and reveal the identity of his biggest collectors